Cattails, Rabbit Trails, and Thistlefish: June 2015

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Every Season for a Matter

I feel like I continually say that the season of life that I am in is crazy, and crazier than I've been through before. But it's because it continually feels true. Maybe that's just how life is the older you get? I'm not for sure. In the past 6 months, though, I have learned more about adult life than I thought I was ready for. And in my eagerness to grow up and keep experiencing new things, yet also hold on to the security and familiarity of being a child in my parent's house, it's difficult to find the balance between looking ahead in preparation and anticipation, and staying exactly where I am for as long as I can.
Also, it seems that I am a pro for looking ahead so much for the "next thing" that I miss what is in the now. This typically means that the lessons I was supposed to learn, and end up having to learn later after a few more tries;)

Sometimes, though, it just seems like nothing is happening. Sometimes it seems like I'm spinning my wheels for a couple of months, or I'm not seeing the result of things I've been waiting for and praying for. Sometimes I'm just simply bored and frustrated and ready for the next thing!

I stumbled across Ecclesiastes 3:1 in a bible study a couple of days ago:
"For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven."

That means the season of things I wait for and long for is coming.
That means the season I'm in is the season I'm meant to be in.
That means the season that I've left behind has passed because it is no longer time to be in that season.
And that means that every season I'm in is "for a matter."

God is an economic god. He doesn't waste time or experiences, or even mistakes. There is no such thing as an "empty season" or a "barren season." It may look like one and feel like one, or it may feel like where I am at is a "filler season" in between the one that passed and the one that is coming, but guaranteed there is something here for me. Now is a beautiful thing, gifted so that I might fall more in love with Jesus. And that's never something I want to miss out on.