To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
Guess who’s back !
I’ve been away a while, but this time round I mentioned it, so no ones going to shoot me. I’ve met a whole lot of you who kept asking when I’ll be back, well here I am. It’s 11:46pm and I’m writing this because I got inspired; by my life, and maybe by some of the people around me.
Seasons are something we just can’t avoid or run from. The way life is set up we all have to go through seasons. Some are as beautiful as fall while others as cold as winter.
I’d like to take you guys on a journey I’ve named seasons. I don’t really know how long or short the journey will be but please join me as we walk together. We’re all familiar to these seasons; you get born, then spend maybe twenty years of your life in school, next season looks something like work, work and more work – Some may call it a stable job, others self employment – then maybe marriage if you choose that path and well… it goes on.
Interestingly, through this well curved out seasons, there are in-betweens. The ones no one prepares us for. Like take me for example, my sister left for college and I’ll probably not see her in a while. That sucks! Right there, those are the things no one prepares you for. It could be moving to a new city, changing jobs, a breakup, you name it. Life is full of those.
I want to talk you guys about maintaining your sanity and the person that you are as these seasons come and go. Not allowing them to break you or change you for the worst. Learning to pick up all the beautiful things that come with them and leaving behind the ugly . Choosing to learn the lessons and growing stronger to forge towards tomorrow. The most amazing thing I’ve learned is that each of these seasons come to prepare you for the next. So they never really end as long as life is happening.
Let’s have a short time of reflection; look back five years and pick one season that was quite ugly, or hard and sad then look at you now. It could easily have broken you. If something like that happened now, it would be somewhat easier or you’d be able to see it from a distance and avoid it. WHY? The lessons you have allowed yourself to learn.
I’ll leave it therefore now and i’ll see you guys soon as we continue on this journey.
Love and love