Had to share this great post via @qwcdevos:To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven
- Ecclesiastes 3:1
As you walk through life, you walk through many seasons. From fall to winter, to spring and summer, each season has its purpose. So wake up every morning and go to sleep every night knowing that there is a purpose for the season that you're in. Whether the leaves are starting to crumble and fall from the trees, or flowers are blooming in the garden, there's a purpose. There is a plan. And you, yes you, are apart of it.
So don't be discouraged when you're not in your preferred season. Don't let yourself get bent out of shape when the leaves are on the ground instead of on the trees. Yes, it might be difficult at times to:
1. Watch the people around you succeed and you can't seem to keep up
2. Find out that something you were hoping for is going to take much longer to come to fruition than you expected
3. Try to appear as if you have your life together in front of family members or friends and you're the only one who really knows how much you're struggling
4. Realize that you didn't meet the goals you set out to meet this year and now you're feeling like you'll never catch up
Don't let the difficult moments in the season that you're in cause you to forget to walk in your purpose. Your purpose in this life is centered on Jesus, not what you do or don't accomplish in this life. So as you walk through life's many challenges, whether it be disappointment or doubt, or insecurity or frustration, remember that this is not just apart of your journey, but also your destination. In every season, Jesus is there, giving you the strength and the peace to know that you need. Even when you find yourself comparing where you are to where you wish you were on your journey, or to where other people are on their journey, remember that there is a season for everything, even the challenging times. So keep walking with your head high, knowing that even when it's cold and the branches crack on the barren trees God is still with you, and Jesus is still at the center of it all, guiding you through every season.