Photo Credits, Jonathan Gross
Season, is a term that most are all too familiar with. Spring, summer, fall and winter describe the time where the weather on earth in various regions change based on the time of the year. In the south we see our fair share of the changes that occur throughout the year when seasons change. Springtime, is usually a very laid back time here. Children get their bicycles out to play, neighbors are watering their freshly manicured gardens, and friendly faces greet you on front porches.
In the summer, the people are out on the town in full blast, but a change has occurred. Hair is frizzy due to the humidity and blazing heat, the neighbors are still smiling, but their faces are now red with beads of sweat fighting each other to be released from pores due to the heat the body has to endure. By the end of summer, we welcome fall with open arms. Children chase brightly red and golden leaves, the wind blows through hair, harvest time is near, and life is easy.
Winter, cooly creeps through cracks in windows and underneath wooden doors. You look at trees and feel sorry for them, because they appear frail and saddened from the death that oozes through their barks. Ice sometimes coats everything that has life within it.
But there is hope along the way, because seasons change, and most things that were dead are brought back to life, in such a beautiful manner. Because To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
Just as in nature, in our lives seasons change. Yet, even during winter, there are nights where the fire crackles, the laughter of love ones brings a smile to your heart, and prayers surpass dark cold skies as they take flight to the throne of Heaven. Regardless of the season in your life, there is a time to every purpose. During the times when things are good, God has a purpose for your life. When things are looking down, God has a purpose for your life. Why? Because He is the one thing that’s constant, that never changes. Although seasons change, God is still the same. His plans, and dive purpose remain firmly intact at all times. From before you were placed inside of your mother’s womb, up until now, you were designed with purpose.
How do you discover that purpose? Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added unto you. To know God is to know who you are in Him. Biographies have been written about great men for centuries. In order to learn their secrets, examine their thought process, and gain some wisdom while doing it. How much more will you examine the words from the God that created you? The Book of Life (the Bible) houses endless accounts of why God made us, and how valuable we are in His sight. Furthermore, it details the steps of how to live righteously. This is the first road to travel when pursuing purpose. Pursue God and His righteousness and His Word will be a lamp unto your feet, and a light unto your path.