Do you sometimes wonder what life will be like for you in one year from today, or five years, or ten years? If you are in your 50’s , you may have heard people, who are older than you say, “It’s all down hill from your 50’s.” I don’t know about you, but that is something that concerns me. The reality of life and what could be ahead creates a certain urgency in my heart. My greatest fear is to live a life of unfulfilled dreams. I beat myself up for not doing something everyday toward being all I can be.
I realize that this mindset is not healthy. The most important thing in life is to know God and care for others. I believe I am successful in this most important task. I strive to know God better everyday and I show love and empathy to others. I am realizing that this is where my fulfillment should come from, not from a job or education or how much money I can make. My fulfillment should come from becoming the person God created me to be inside. Yet it is difficult when my life is at a stand-still and I feel as though I am not moving forward. I know there are some of you that are feeling this same way , especially right now as we are all faced with uncertainty and change.
I am reminded about what Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 says:
” For everything there is a season , a time for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to harvest, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to give away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.
Each season of life has a purpose. I am learning to be content in the season I am in right now and make the best of it. If you are in a slower season of life, take time to reflect and time to rest. Take time to listen to God, others, and your own spirit. Be thankful for this time of refreshing, because just as the winter turns to spring, your life will blossom and produce beautiful fruit in your next season. If it wasn’t for the time of renewing your spirit, you might not have the energy needed to do what the “spring” season requires.
If you are in the busy season right now, be as productive as you can be. Make the best of every opportunity to make a difference, to move forward, take chances, and do your best in all you do. Stay strong, don’t give up, and know this season will end and there is a season of rest ahead.
So love the season you are in knowing that there is new exciting season coming