Yesterday in Sunday School, the lesson was titled, ‘Time and Eternity’. The lesson was found in Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. In life, there is a time for everything. A season. I was talking to a friend the other day, and the question was asked, “what if our season has passed?” It got me to thinking about some situations in my life. What am I holding on to that I should have let go of already? Do I mourn the loss of something for too long? Do I joke around longer than I should? Am I planting the proper seeds in this season to reap in a different season of my life?
I am grateful for the seasons in my life. Presently, I am single, and I enjoy this season of my life to the fullest. One day, I might not get to enjoy sipping wine and watching Monk on a Friday night after a week of travel or long days in the office. I might find myself having “date nights” or “play dates”. It goes without saying that this season has had its share of tears and disappointments, but I’ve lived in other seasons and well, so do they. I know someone who complains about something every single, solitary day. Even after a solution has been provided. So I asked her if she thinks that one day she will wake up and be happy? Meaning, if you get a new job, get a man, or lose weight, do you think those things alone will make you suddenly happy? What’s the point of complaining every step of the way until we get something that we want? Why wait until we step into the season we think will make us happier and whole to enjoy life? We run the risk of missing the lessons and the joys that our present season has to offer.
So I say to you today, on this Marvelous Monday, to embrace every season of your life; the good, the bad and the not so pretty. It’s all a part of God’s perfect plan.