Life has a way of causing us to grow and change as it grows and changes. Life is always changing and bringing to us what we need and also challenges that reveal more of what we need. Life comes with conflict, life comes with beauty and joy, and basically life comes with seasons. These life seasons have the power to shape feelings and behaviors. By becoming aware of them, learning them, and applying them in your existence, there is no doubt that you will craft a very fulfilling life.
Winter comes every year. It can come with different levels of cold but it always comes. People we live in places with extreme winter deal with it by preparing for it. They prepare to change clothes and way of life. Like winter, life gets rough and cold sometimes. Problems show up and we must be prepared to deal with them and not get stuck in the cold without a coat. During winter everything is dormant and the times are difficult. This season is a test to strengthen our faith. This may also be known, as a “wilderness” time/experience but understand that this too shall pass. How do you prepare for life’s winter seasons when you don’t really know when they will show up? By staying ready… when you stay ready you don’t need to get ready. This is a lifestyle of learning and growth.
After winter comes spring. This is where new opportunities arise and come into the picture. Just as flowers blossom, it’s time for you life to blossom. We must learn to take full advantage of the springs when they show up. Most people sit back and enjoy this season because things just seem to come your way. This is a time of favor but you must activate it and use it to build. Spring a time of new growth. Things are being renewed. This is a time to plant the seeds of greatness, which will be a personal strengthening that continues each day.
Summer comes after your planting and blossoming season. This is a time of reaping the benefits of your crops. If you are not careful this is where the fruit can be stolen, destroyed or spoiled. Now it’s time to defend it, to protect it from the heat. Water it and keep it growing. This season is a time of blessing but you still must work and build. This season is niece but we can’t live here because here comes the next season of life.
Autumn is the transition going into winter again. This is the time to take full responsibility of what happened in the previous season, both good and bad. This is a time to be brutally honest with yourself and open yourself to learning the lessons that the previous seasons taught you. This is a transition time when things begin to dry up. Moving from one season to another. In this season many fall into a depression or discouragement more than any other season. This is due to people not taking such responsibilities and learning from their mistakes. Only by facing our “failures” or rather “learning opportunities” can we be ready to once more handle another winter and still be fruitful in the midst of a cold a wet season.
We will experience all of these seasons during certain stages of our life.
So if you are going through a period of winter at the moment don’t worry or stress. Spring, summer, and autumn are just around the corner.
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