“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1
A friend and I were discussing today about the different seasons that we go through. Just like the earth goes through seasons- spring, summer, fall, and winter- so do we. It’s usually during the “winter” season that most people get discouraged. It’s because during this time we don’t “see” anything (if much) happening in our lives. Everything looks dead. I want to encourage you this morning if you are going through a winter season… it’s not dead, it’s just dormant. The trees don’t die in winter time just because they have no leaves on them… they are just dormant. They are taking a rest, drinking in nutrients, getting prepared for the next season when they will have to put on new buds and leaves. The sap may be low, but it’s still there. The tree still has life in it.
You may feel “dead” but you aren’t… the “sap” is just low. God has allowed you to have a “resting” period in order to prepare you for the next season in your life… which will be the season to blossom. So, enjoy the “winter”; you’re still alive. Take advantage of this time to “regroup”. Each season doesn’t last forever, so make the most of each one as it comes. (We need all of them.)
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