Leon du Preez

OWN YOUR SEASON!

All seasons of life until eternal life are part of living out God’s plan for our lives.

 

Ecclesiastes 3:1  “To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven.”

 

Notice the word “season” in the Hebrew language means “appointed time”, thus emphasising that not one detail or second of our lives are without purpose. Seasons figuratively expresses the scheduled phases that shift through opposites over time.

 

No matter who we are and what we do, we are not exempt from the seasons of God. We should expect the cycles and intentionally embrace each one knowing that God has made everything beautiful in his time.

Life cycles can be distinguished both by time and circumstances and just as natural seasons have a beginning and ending.

There are all kinds of seasons in our life’s journey. There are times of sickness, times of grief, loneliness, and seasons of uncertainty. There are seasons of prosperity and blessing, times of smooth sailing, and times of stormy seas. There are seasons of planting or investing and seasons of harvesting. There are times of learning and times of action. There are also times of rest. Some seasons are designed as a natural rhythm of life, and some may seem driven by  unexpected circumstances. Some of these seasons are enjoyable, but some are very, very difficult.

 

The seasons of our lives do not escape God’s notice, in fact, He has skilfully purposed them to be weaved into the glorious designed and purpose He has for our lives. Our seasons has been appointed for a specific time and purpose and this awareness should give us hope in the difficult times, patience in the confusing ones, and gratitude for His faithfulness at all times.

 

Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”

 

In essence, Paul is saying that we can delight in every season of life, even the very difficult ones because God uses all the seasons and events of life for our good.

 

This brings understanding to why we can “rejoice always,” and “in all things give thanks,” as we know God has a plan and a purpose, and He is using all the seasons of our lives to bring forth vessels of gold ready for service. All seasons, winter, spring, summer and fall have something unique and beautiful to offer.

 

We need to see the present season we find ourselves in as a time of transition from one dimension to another.  The golden key to surviving your season is “To Own It”.