September is half over, and the brisk air of fall is upon us. As the seasons change, I am reminded yet again how much the natural world is a metaphor for life. Life has its different seasons that look and feel unique. Within each life season there can be high points and low ones. Sometimes the transition from season to season can be somewhat obscured and extremely gradual or it can be extremely abrupt and traumatic. But once you get to a new season, it’s obvious that a new chapter has begun.
The wisest man on earth sagely recognized this truth and wrote:
“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.”
Change can be difficult but that doesn’t mean its necessarily bad. As Solomon noted, often for good change to take place there will also be hard changes that must proceed it. Sometimes to build we must first tear down. To transplant we must uproot. To create something new we must forsake the old. However, as we strive after the heart of God and seek to follow His plan for our lives, the hard changes will pale in comparison to the beauty He will bring forth. We must simply trust God in the process, because as Solomon wisely noted later in Ecclesiastes 3:11:
“He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.”
So let us not fear change or strongly resist transitioning seasons, but expectantly trust God for what He has in store for the next chapter of life. He is faithful and will not fail us, and His purposes and plans will be accomplished. Therefore, may we embrace the life He gives us, treasuring each moment and walking forward in confidence into the next season.
This message on change and transitioning seasons has been on my heart for many months. But as I watch summer give way to fall, I felt now was the time to share. I know that the blog has been silent for a long time and that is because my life season was going through a drastic change and during that transition process there was so much going on that the blog needed to take a hiatus. Since I last wrote, I got married to an amazing God-fearing man and moved from California to Pennsylvania. So there has been a lot of change, uprooting, and new seasons in my life as I wrapped up my life, work, and ministry in California and am now starting over in a new place. However, I am excited for what God has for me and my husband in this new season of life together and can’t wait to see the doors He will open for us. But with that said, life is settling down and I am ready to return to this ministry and get back into blogging. Therefore, Lord willing, So I Fix My Eyes will become active with regular content once again.
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