To everything there is a season. A time for every purpose under the heaven…” Ecclesiastes 3:1
How often do we mark time by seasons? The older I get it seems the cycles move a little quicker. I have been reminded lately of certain seasons and what they represent. Here are a few seasons I’ve recently been contemplating:
- My wife and I were in a local store the other day and decorations were already on the shelf for Halloween. The summer heat was no deterrent for the retailers as they usher in the most important season of their fiscal year.
- It’s the first of August and on the sports calendar it’s symbolic that the long drought of not watching football is finally close to being over. Before long the Halloween decorations will make sense, the aroma of my crock pot chili will permeate the air on Saturday’s and once again all will be well in the trivial world of sports.
- My youngest daughter will start her first day of school…as a high school senior. I’m not exactly sure how that is possible. All I know is that I did not manage to find a way to make the clock stand still and the dainty little girl I remember walking through the doors of school just a few short years ago has grown like her sister into a beautiful young woman.
Yes, seasons have a way of awakening our conscience and causing us to reflect on what’s most important about our journey of faith. To be sure, some seasons are more relevant and significant than others but all remind us that time marches on whether we like it or not.
As you contemplate your walk of faith and leadership never forget that they are a blending of the two. It just makes more sense that way. We walk by faith and we lead by faith. It’s not a selfish faith in ourselves but a faith that reflects our confidence in who He is and that you’ve been called for a purpose.
Enjoy your seasons. Live and walk in them with a grateful appreciation for what He has empowered you to do and for those you get to share the journey with.
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