Recently I wondered why God made seasons. We seem to want everything now. We know as believers in Christ that we have received the fullness of God in our spirits, yet God still operates in seasons.

We see seasons in nature; as a child I would meticulously raid the “Julie” mango tree – the birds hated us. What never ceased to amaze me was that the next day there were at least four ripe julie mangoes waiting for us. Julie mangoes were in season! – oh boy I love Julie mangoes. We had avocados, cherry trees and a couple coconut trees in our backyard. It seemed like coconuts were always in season – I guess nuts are always in season – lol.

As a child I really wanted a Batman remote controlled car (but that’s another story). My mom couldn’t afford it but she felt sorry for me so she bought me the kind with the remote was connected to the car via a cable. There was I walking behind my remote control car – kinda steals your joy eh. Finally at the age of 12, I had saved enough to buy a prized remote controlled car. I went to the store and looked at it through the window and somehow I didn’t desire it any more. The season for toys had passed, now I wanted new clothes.

Ecclesiastes Chapter 3 says:

“For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven: A time to be born and a time to die; A time to plant, and a time to harvest; A time to kill, and a time to heal; A time to tear down and a time to build up; A time to cry, and a time to laugh; A time to grieve, and a time to dance; A time to scatter stones, and a time to gather stones; A time to embrace, and a time to turn away; A time to search, and a time to quit searching; A time to keep, and a time to throw away; A time to tear, and a time to mend; A time to be quiet, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; A time for war, and a time for peace.

I want to make the most of the seasons in my life. I believe one season prepares us for another, each season unfolds the blessings of God.

As a child, it is the time to play, to have fun and to be overwhelmed with wonder. As teenagers, we may apply ourselves to studies and education. As adults, we may fall in love and have children. Hey, it doesn’t make sense for children to have children.

It is such an awesome thing to serve God in your youth when you are at the peak of your physical abilities. I believe many people miss God’s timing in their lives and as a result miss God’s best. I want to encourage you to wait and seek God’s timing for everything in your life.

Ecclesiastes Chapter 3 continues:

“Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.”

God’s timing is beautiful, why not trust Him today and you will see He has made everything beautiful. Enjoy the seasons of life in all their uniqueness and blessings.

“For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.” James 1:3-4

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