The fall season is my favorite time of the year. Who doesn’t love the beautiful foliage, the cooler temperatures, and the aroma of pumpkin spice filling the air? It’s a time of year that’s full of promise, change, and more.
What is it about seasonal change that stirs the soul and sings of hope?
It’s God’s goodness of course. He moves us through these seasons of change with his impeccable timing and prompts us to look at where we are and where we need to be.
It’s as if He wants us to see what we’ve created versus what He offers.
Many times we find ourselves anxious about all that surrounds us. It could be the constant prompting to keep up with others. Or it may be the overwhelming pressure to do more, and be more.
Regardless, it’s baffling to see our humanness drive us to overload ourselves, our families, and our schedules. Why would we trade a peaceful and calm life for the constant frenzy of more, more, more?
The promise of a new season is the perfect time to take notice of what’s going on in our lives. It’s the chance to start over, again. It’s the perfect place to evaluate the stuff that weighs us down and then take action to rid ourselves of the clutter that will never make an eternal difference.
“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9
Figuring out what we want can make for a season of real change, if we let it. It’s about staying alert and in tune to God. And it’s about listening intently so that we can hear him speaking to our hearts.
You know life runs in cycles and seasons. And with changes of a new season comes the necessary pruning we need to show growth and the new life he has breathed into us.
Psalm 1:3 (MSG) “You’re a tree replanted in Eden, bearing fresh fruit every month, never dropping a leaf, always in blossom.”
I hope we always see these seasons of change as positive experiences. With Christ as our focus the hopes and blessings he gives us are numerous and we are to be grateful for his provision. We don’t have to understand all that goes on in our lives, but God is always there to help us take hold of our sometimes scattered lives.
So let’s step back and enjoy this amazing season, and realize how blessed we are to have a Father who helps us keep our ‘main thing, the main thing.’
Ecclesiastes 5:18-20, “After looking at the way things are on this earth, here’s what I’ve decided is the best way to live: Take care of yourself, have a good time, and make the most of whatever job you have for as long as God gives you life. And that’s about it. That’s the human lot. Yes, we should make the most of what God gives, both the bounty and the capacity to enjoy it, accepting what’s given and delighting in the work. It’s God’s gift! God deals out joy in the present, the now. It’s useless to brood over how long we might live.” (MSG)
Blessings & Hugs in the week ahead. I’ll be praying for you.
Fall is my favorite season too, for so many reasons. Next weekend, I’ll be hitting a few of those items on your list! Our grands are coming for a visit – one we’ve had to postpone for far too long. I can’t wait to enjoy some fall family fun! Have a great week:)
Thank you Kristine. Fall seems to be a season that people blow through because the Christmas decor is already in the store, and they feel like they have to rush, rush to get to it. I think fall is almost the ‘lost season,’ and it’s my favorite time. One of my sweet cousins wrote me yesterday and told me she was being ‘intentional’ about enjoying the season with her husband and two girls. I love that word–intentional. I believe that will be the next post.