“Every season is one of becoming, but not always one of blooming. Be gracious with your ever-evolving self.” — B. Oakman
Life is seasonal. There are seasons that we really enjoy and some seasons of our lives that we can’t wait to see end. Each season is so important and critical in its own unique way. If we think about the natural seasons we encounter such as winter, spring, summer and fall we can have a greater understanding of the transformation it brings to the world around us. Just as each natural season brings some type of transformation so it is with the seasons we experience in our personal lives.
Each season of our lives carry such an important lesson yet we don’t always yield to the transformation it brings. Often times because it doesn’t come in the way or form we expect it too. Or something we are so focused on what’s ahead or what has happened in the past that we lose sight of the season that we are currently in.
Think about the season of life that you are currently in weather you are in school, working towards a career, stay at home mom, growing your own business, etc. “How are you growing in your current season?” “ What is this season challenging you to change?” “What are the lessons this season is teaching you?” Sometimes we don’t realize that the season we are currently in is a season that we will never get to experience again. So why not take the opportunity to learn and experience all we can in this season and give ourselves room to make mistakes and grow through this season.
Imagine how different our lives would be if we really leaned in and sought to understand the lesson that each season could bring. Its not always easy to embrace each season because, sometimes we don’t feel ready, and not all seasons are comfortable. But, if we really took the time to embrace each season and most importantly our current season imagine how different our lives could be.
I believe that each season serves its own important purpose in our lives and as we embrace each season that we are currently in it will prepare us for the seasons that are ahead.
Why should you embrace your now season
1. Your now season will never happen again
You only get one opportunity to be in the season that you are currently in there may be season that are similar but they will never be exactly the same, so why not make the changes you need and learn all that you can in this season. If you have the opportunity to make this season of your life better than, why not take the chance? If it’s a difficult season you maybe ready for it to end, but what if you needed to go through that season in order to be ready for the next? What if you needed to encounter something the changed your perspective about life?
2. Your now season is part of your future transformation
Each season serves a purpose. If you don’t go through the season that you are in how will you know what’s needed for the next season. How could you prepare for what’s to come when you don’t currently know what’s needed? Everything we go through serves a purpose in our lives, we may not always understand the purpose at the moment it happens but one day we will be able to look back and understand.
3. Your now season is season helps you to live in the moment
Each moment of our lives are so precious and sometimes we don’t realize the opportunity we have until we no longer have it. Where you are in this season is so important and it’s only temporary. No season last forever, so make every moment count. What can you do today that you’ve been needing to do? Why not take that opportunity to accomplish the task?
“Be aware of what season you are in and give yourself the grace to be there.” — Kristen Dalton
I just want to encourage you to embrace your now season. What are you getting out of this season of your life? How can you make an impact where you are now? Remember each season of your life is so important and valuable, embrace where you are now so that you can be better prepared for the future.
“If you stay stuck in the past season or fixated on the future season, you will miss the one you’re in.” — Maree Dee
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