Most of us have our favorite seasons in which we seem to thrive. In a similar way, our lives are also divided into seasons with some being more gratifying and pleasurable than others. As we get older, we can look back and clearly distinguish the beginning and end of each one. So, how should we react as we move through these chapters of our lives? Here are a few suggestions:
We should make the most of the season we are currently in. Glean from every day what God is attempting to show you and then apply it to your life. This is part of the maturing process as a Christian. The Apostle Paul had learned this and writes about it in Philippians 4:11. “Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.” In other words, whatever the season or circumstance of life, he had learned to be content while there. This attitude was not one that he had been gifted with, but rather he says that he had learned it. It is also one that we should aspire to learn in order to please God while being content in our own seasons of life.
We should also be alert for those God-sent opportunities. God meticulously orchestrates the events in our lives. It cannot be his will that we wander through each day oblivious to what He is attempting to accomplish through us.
Finally, we should attempt to positively impact others we come in contact with for Christ. It could be that they may never pass our way again. We empower our effectiveness with a consistent outpouring of love for our fellow man.
One of my favorite Psalms is Psalms 1. Verses one and two read, “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.” Then the psalmist describes the blessings that God bestows upon this person. “And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.”
These words should guide us as we navigate through the days, months, and years of our assigned time on earth. The dictionary gives several definitions of the word “season.” One in particular that I found interesting was, a suitable, proper, fitting, or right time. As believers, we should live our lives as though every waking moment was “a suitable, proper, fitting, or right time” to respond in a manner befitting an ambassador of our King of kings and Lord of lords.
May we endeavor to live each moment for His glory.