Today, I posted the picture below on my personal facebook page. I wasn't sure the reactions that I would get but one comment I got was "it's not even Thanksgiving yet". Two things...Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I always start decorating for it around November 1. First my largest tree gets dressed, then I start working throughout the month to put everything else up so that it's all done by the day after Thanksgiving. My thinking is, now I can really enjoy the Christmas season and not have the stress of decorating on top of shopping, wrapping, cooking and everything else that comes with this time of the year. The other thing is, I'll be traveling in and out during this time, so my home time is limited. I'm thinking...the pressure of all of that combined would totally be too much for me to handle and do it all in the few weeks before Christmas if I wait til after Thanksgiving. (now I'm whining)
But that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Have you ever really thought about seasons? How they are arranged in just the right order. They are planned out so that each one sets the stage for the next one. I'm no farmer (just so you know) and I'm sure that there are different times to plow and plant for every kind of seed. But just to express my point, think about it this way...There's a time for plowing...Winter's end. A time for planting...Spring. A time for watering...Summer and a time for harvest...Fall.
So it is in our lives.
Each season prepares us for the next. It's what we do in each one of these seasons that puts us where we want to be in the final one. We want to make sure we do the right thing and keep a positive attitude with our eyes on the light at the end of the tunnel and in due season we will reap our harvest!
This weekend I had a conversation with my eldest son about his job and what's going on in his life. He explained to me that he was ready for added responsibility with his job but he's questioning whether his bosses will think he's ready for more right now. My advise to him was to wait.
- Wait for the right time and in the mean time keep doing what your suppose to be doing and prepare your proposal to them . (Now he's plowing.)
- Present the proposal to them. (Here he's planting the seeds.)
- Continue to do your job the best you can. (He must water his seeds here)
- The final season...your harvest. If you've done all that's right and kept your attitude good, you will see your harvest come to fruition.
My inspiration for this post comes from Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. "There is a time for everything."
The seasons in our lives may not end up being a two month period or even a three month period. Some may be shorter, some may be longer. But always remember, For everything there is a season.