I seem to be surrounded by reminders of life’s changing seasons right now, especially when I start to get down or frustrated. God won’t let me get away from Ecclesiastes 3. My last post on my A Time for Everything study was Lesson Four: A Time to Transition.
I’ve completed Lesson Five ( A Time to Heal) in my book, but have not had time to do a blog post on that yet. That was on the agenda for this weekend. In the meantime, over the past few weeks I have been bombarded with devotionals and images and messages reminding me of the importance of change and God’s purpose for us in it.
And then this was in my inbox this morning.
Perhaps you are facing a season of change and would be encouraged by some “reframing” and a fresh perspective. Ecclesiastes 3:11 says God has made everything beautiful “for its own time.” God has designed our lives into beautiful seasons, but there is a time limit on each one.
Some seasons are wide-open doors for our passions and calling … and some seasons are closed doors when God asks us to grow spiritually, professionally, relationally, or maybe emotionally.
A question that helped me in the season of waiting for my dream of working with women was, what does this time make possible? For every season, God has a purpose for us. During mine, closed doors made continuing education possible.
What about you? Do you feel like you are in a closed-door season? Ask God what this new time makes possible for you. Join a Bible study . . . . Pursue a dream. Take a class to help you develop professionally. These are all new frames you can put around this season of change.
I definitely feel like I am in a “closed-door” season right now. I need to focus on improving myself and growing in all the ways she mentioned above – spiritually, professionally, relationally, and emotionally.
I don’t need to view my season by what I lack, but by what it makes possible for me.
So I am re-energized about finishing up my real estate licensure course so that I can grow and expand at my current job, and possibly open avenues to a new career in the future.
I am also excited about other possibilities that have been dreamed about but that I have never had an opportunity to explore before. I am excited about finding out where my passions truly lie, and then working toward making that my life’s work.
It’s time to start experimenting.