SMH (Shaking My Head)! It makes me think about the old folks of my childhood who would point to the bible and warn: Time is getting short. If you've got something you want to do, you better be about it!
“Now learn a lesson from the fig tree: when its branches bud and its leaves begin to sprout, you know that summer is near. In the same way, when you see all these things, you can know His return is very near, right at the door." (Matthew 24:32-33 NLT)
Biblically speaking the use of this verse in that way is out of context. Yet, I take the sentiment to heart! Now is the time to Seize Your Season in Life, for the future in so many ways is very unpredictable!
I sometimes look back at the various seasons in my own life, those times I took a big bite of luscious looking fruit and found it bitter because it was out of season for God's plan in my life! (Song of Solomon 8:4). When I was discouraged in a season, thinking I would never realize my dreams for college, a career, spiritual, and cultural enrichment, but in its appropriate season got it all! (Matthew 6:33)
Even now as I am aging, I wonder if my season has passed for fruitfulness and significance! Can I still add value to others. Is it foolish to entertain these dreams I still have! While I would admonish every young person to: Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near of which you will say, I have no pleasure in them...(Ecc. 12:1). I am also comforted by these words of King Solomon: (Ecc. 3: 1-5)
There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die,
A time to plant and a time to uproot,
A time to kill and a time to heal,
A time to tear down and a time to build,
A time to weep and a time to laugh,
A time to mourn and a time to dance,
A time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
A time to embrace and a time to refrain
Perhaps after reading this you've concluded as I have....There's STILL a lot left for me to do in MY Season!!!! A lot of planting, a lot of healing, a lot of building, a lot of serving, a lot of living!
This is my Prayer! (From the lyrics of a popular song)
"Lord, whatever You're doing in this season, Don't do it without me!"
DON'T WAIT...SEIZE YOUR SEASON!
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