As I write, it’s cold and wet outside. Surface conditions could be worse if this rain turns to snow. After all, my calendar tells me that it’s winter.
Winter is a season in Oklahoma where outside conditions remind us of the wisdom of having warm clothes to wear, and actually wearing them.
Spring, Summer, and Fall comprise the remaining seasons all of us live in. Regardless of where you live you will go through all four seasons-hopefully many times. The more seasons you go through the longer you’ve been living.
Here are some things about natural seasons:
You don’t skip seasons. It’s Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, in that order.
It’s to your advantage to recognize the season that you’re in. Grass is best mowed without snow on it. Christmas lights in July? Wait awhile.
Your actions in the present season affect the ones coming next. Spring planting affects summer cultivation and fall harvest. Works every time.
These same principles apply to our lives, spiritually speaking.
Your winter may be a time of preparation for the next season God has for you. Your spring may be a time of planting time, talent, and/or other resources for a harvest of promotion or other increase in your fall. Your summer may be a season of maintaining/guarding what you’ve planted. Your fall may be a season of harvest after seasons of preparation, planting, and patience. With God not all seasons are the same length.
Not everything is measured by seasons. Getting along is not a season. Neither is being nice or walking in love. No, these are constants.
Spiritually speaking, what season are you in? Ecclesiastes 3 states that there is a time for every purpose under Heaven. What we do for God involves seasons. It’s not always winter or summer. Spring may seem to go on forever, but harvest time WILL come, if we stay at it (Galatians 6:9).
Recognizing and correctly responding to the season you’re in right now can affect both the length and frequency seasons in your own walk with God. Hopefully this post will help you identify and flourish in the season you’re in, as well as show you things for the season ahead.