“The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change.”-Bill Clinton
Have you ever experienced a time in your life where you felt like you were on the verge of something new? You feel the momentum and excitement for the new season and you sense something bigger drawing near? Or maybe you know that something new and different is approaching. How do you shift gears so that you will be ready to embrace all that God has for you in the new season? How do you shift so that you don’t carry many of the old habits that don’t belong into this new season that requires something different?
Every season of life is different and often requires change. Have you ever been attached to an old piece of clothing that you have worn for years? When you first brought it you loved it and it was the perfect fit. Over the years it developed the wear and tear that comes with time and maybe you may have even out grown it or it no longer fits the same. Do you continue to keep the piece of clothing or do you find something new the fits and that works for the season you are in? Life is a lot life that when seasons change we have to learn to embrace what the season requires. Change doesn’t always come easy but if we give ourselves the grace and opportunity to grow into it, we will find that it really is the best thing for us.
Life is seasonal. There are seasons that we really enjoy and some seasons 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 whether 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.
How do we embrace the shift for a new season
1. Be open and flexible with change
Always be open to change and flexible with changing in each season. It’s easy to get comfortable and think we can carry the same habits and actions in each season but some seasons requires us to adjust. We may not be able to do the same things we did in a previous season or serve at the same capacity as the pervious season. When we remain open minded and flexible with change in each season it helps things to flow smoothly.
2. Take time to seek direction and meaning in the season
Seek God’s wisdom for each season of life. What things are happening in the season? What things do you want to accomplish? What is this season and the things you are doing leading you too? For example if I am in school I know what I need to do, and what the season requires in order for me to succeed. I understand the I have to stay focused, plan things out and do the work in order to be successful in the season. It’s the same with the season you are in. Take times to discover what you need and where you want to go.
3. Understand that change for the better is preparation
As we are constantly shifting and changing for the better in each season we should understand that the changes we are making is preparation for something greater. The changes that we make through each season of our lives is not without purpose. Each season of life requires something different and as we grow and adapt through each season we began to realize that the changes that we make in each season potions is to do well and be prepared for the next.
Every season of life requires different part of us to change. Just as the weather changes and we adapt by changing our clothes so that we can be comfortable in that season, it’s the same with life. There will be seasons that requires us to change our attitude, perspective, habits, etc as we are open minded and flexible, seeking direction and understanding that change is preparation this will help us to be able to shift and thrive in each season.
“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 the shift in seasons. 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
Thanks for reading! What is something that you are learning in the season of life you are currently in? Comment below I would love to hear your story.
6 thoughts on “Embrace The Shift! It’s A New Season”
Love how you speak about seasons in relation to the seasons we go through …great way to look at it and continue seeking positive change!
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Yes! Thank you so much. I really appreciate you taking the time to read. Going through different seasons in life has really challenged me to grow and seek positive change. This change really encourages me to share all that I have been learning in hopes of encouraging others.
Thank you for this post. Love it. Yes we change like the season. I love that analogy as it helps us to understand ourselves if we are ready and willing to. Like the seasons we also through our growth have to adapt so that we are ready for the current season we find ourselves in.
I have been on a personal health and wellness journey and have discovered so much about myself. My growth, my potential even at the age of 54.
There is so much more in life for me and I wake up each morning on Purpose and make the best of each day.
By surrounding myself with Positive mindset individuals it’s easier to grow and see your potential.
I am looking forward to sharing my growth with others and also help motivate them to be able to adapt to change for the better.
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Thank you so much! I really appreciate you taking the time to read my post. That analogy really helped me to understand how to embrace and be open to change in life.
And I love that so much about your health and wellness journey and the impact it is having on your life. I love how you wake up each morning with purpose and surround yourself with positive people. I think that is so critical to creating a healthy balance in life. Thank you so much for sharing. I also think it so inspiring hearing about other people’s journey and how life changing it has been. It really inspires me to keep going. Keep up the amazing work that you are doing, the world needs more people like you that make such a positive impact.
I love this entire blog!! In this season I’m learning to simply take things one day at a time and allow myself Grace when I don’t do all I plan. It’s ok to not accomplish everything all at once!
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Thank you so much! I truly appreciate you taking the time to read my blog. I really love what you are learning in this season. I think it’s so important that we give ourselves grace and take things one step at a time. I feel like it takes a lot of stress and pressure off of us. Thank you for sharing.
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