In nature, there are 4 seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. Spiritually, we have seasons as well. We may have spiritually dry seasons, seasons of waiting, testing seasons, and the list goes on. If you were to examine your life right now, what season would you say you are currently experiencing? Sometimes it’s difficult to recognize our seasons, and it can be even more difficult to know how to fully live in Christ during it. In the natural sense, we know that seasons change. Likewise, seasons change in our lives. Ecclesiastes 3: 1, “For everything, there is a season”. Ecclesiastes 3: 11, “God has made everything beautiful in its time.”
How are you doing in your season of life? Are your thriving or barely surviving? Are you wishing for a change of season? God created us to flourish in every single season that we go through, whether we think we are flourishing or not. Often, we tend to think of “flourishing seasons” as good ones, where we seem to have what we want and need. But the definition of flourish is “to grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way”. Growth can happen even during tough times. The season that you are in is for God to purposely grow you in an important area of life.
The first step to flourishing is recognizing which season you are in. In the coming weeks, we will discover how to flourish in some of the common seasons of life.
Ephesians 2:10 , ““For we are God’s handiwork created in Christ Jesus to do good works which God prepared in advance for us to do.” In God’s infinite wisdom, He created us equipped to flourish during all of the seasons of our life.
Watch for Part 2 of “Flourishing in Your Season-of-Live”.
Pastor R. Mario Howell