Embrace Every Season of Life

This year is about to end, time flies so fast. I can still recall how I welcomed 2020 with full of positivity, how I promised myself that ‘this year’s gonna be my best year’ with a vibrant-classic-blue shirt on me. I imagined myself living my 2020 the way others lived their 22. I thought mine will be just how Taylor Swift described it in one of her songs. All my life I have been looking forward to my 22 years, and yes, I admit that mine is, and always will be memorable, in its own unique way.

I want to love my life! I don’t want to just love part of it, but I want to embrace it all even the things that are painful, unjust, or unfair. Life in Christ is meant to be adventurous, but the only way we can have the life Jesus died to give us is to learn how to be content no matter what our circumstances may be.

In Philippians 4:11-13, the apostle Paul says…. I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be indeed, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether in living plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Being content doesn’t mean we never want change. We all have things in our lives that aren’t right and areas we want to improve in. But when you’re content in Christ, you can have joy while God is working on those situations. And when we really trust God, we can do that. We have to learn how to embrace not just a good thing, even the hard things. Get the words “hate” out of our language. So many people mindlessly say they “hate” to drive in traffic, to do laundry, their job, to mow the grass, to clean the house, the way they look… and on and on. But how we can expect to be content and enjoy life if we hate everything. I love myself, my family, the work I do in ministry. “I just love my life.” Genesis 28:22 says while the earth remains, seed times and harvest cold and heat, summer and winter and day and night, shall not cease.

There are seasons of seed time, waiting, and harvest…. Seasons of testing and breakthrough. The difficult seasons are necessary for good times to come.

When you’re tempted to believe the painful time is never going to end, and you just can’t stand in any longer, make a decision to believe God’s word more than you believe what you think and feel no matter how things look!

I want to encourage everyone to make a determined decision to trust God in the midst of the most difficult seasons. Know that on the other side of them, you will appreciate the good things

that come even more because of the good God did in you and through

you as a result. Don’t waste your pain! Don’t live with a bad, better make us a blessing to someone else!

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