Ecclesiastes 3:1 reads “For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.”

In this moment, where you are now, what makes you happy in life? Has this changed throughout the course of the last year? Or in your opinion, has this always been the same? Do the things that made you happy when you were a child, a teenager, or an early twenty-something year old still make you happy today?

Let us consider the television watching habits of children. When children are little, they obsess over specific programs such as Mr. Bean’s cartoon, Paw Patrol or Elsa (Yes, we all know this is Frozen, but let’s be real… No 2-year old refers to the movie as ‘Frozen’ – It’s Elsa). When they age up a little bit, their interests change and they start enjoying more mature content such as (and kids today won’t know these joys) Hannah Montana, Wizards of Waverley place and the Suite Life of Zack and Cody (90s babies, unite!). Then they hit their 20-somethings and the content changes into things that specifically peaks their interests, such as cooking, or history networks (In my case that includes bridal networks – a girl can dream).

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A few years ago, one of my close friends, who is married with children, kept ‘preaching’ to me that life has different seasons. Through this, urging me to enjoy the season of life I found myself in right now and letting go of those that has passed. Although I listened back then, I do not think that her words really took hold in my life, not until recently that is. Now that I am older, I feel like my eyes have finally opened to this truth. Through this I have come to deeply appreciate her life-coaching sessions even if the lessons took root a little later in life.

Here is something important you must consider. If everything in life has a season; What use is there in holding onto the winter, when the first blossoms of spring has already sprung? There is none. God has purposed everything in life to be present for its designed season. You cannot cling to things that no longer bring us joy. This is not God’s plan for you.

There are times when things continue to bring you joy, but God has purposed it to be the end of the season. You must embrace this as well and part ways amicably with these things in their time. Nothing in life is certain. Only God is. The seasons in life help us to grow and to draw closer to him if we allow ourselves to put our trust in the living God who has only our best interests at heart.

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Embrace every new season in your life and part from the old with a clear mind and a clean conscience. Find peace and solace in the fact that every new opportunity is potentially the key to unlocking a new season. Give every opportunity the time it deserves. Seek Him in all opportunities first. Once you have found Him in them and He has provided you with His peace, pursue it, relentlessly. He will give you the knowledge you require to walk through it.

Allow Him to be your navigation as go through your life seasons. God has made everything in life to have a season. If the season has passes, do not hold onto it. It is in reaching for fresh blossoms where happiness lies.

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