Seasons of Change

Posted in October 20, 2016

It’s hard to believe that we are already over half-way through October. As the weather begins to get cooler here in Tennessee, I am reminded of seasons of change that we all go through in our lives. We all go through ups and downs, but no matter what the season, God can give us complete comfort and contentment.

In tough times when we go through health, money or family issues, we may wonder why we are going through such a difficult season. Be encouraged, God transforms us through the trials and circumstances in our life. It is during the tough seasons that we often grow the most in our character.

As the Bible says in Eccl. 3:1, “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” If only we could embrace the seasons of our lives as willingly as we embrace the seasons of the year. It’s been said that the only thing that is constant is change; but unfortunately that’s what we tend to resist—especially if it means going outside our comfort zones. Although we don’t always know or understand God’s plan for us, if we trust in him he will lead us to hope.

God has planned the seasons of our lives with infinite wisdom. He has planned each one, knowing exactly what fruit is to be harvested during each time frame. He reminds us of this in Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

During the current season, let’s determine to count our blessings and be thankful that God has planned our life and leads us through each season. Instead of wishing we were in a different one, let’s embrace and enjoy the one we are in right now.

 

Troy Miller
President & CEO

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