Life has seasons. I was reminded of that a couple weeks ago when I met with my young adults LifeGroup. All of them are in a unique season of life where the opportunities are endless.
I have to admit, I was a little jealous. Often I go through seasons where I feel like I’m not accomplishing enough. I’m not saving enough money. I’m not spending enough time with my family. I’m not investing in myself enough. I’m not developing enough relationships. And the list keeps going. Maybe you can relate.
Jon Acuff says this in his newest book Do Over
“There are different times in your life, career, year and week when you will hustle differently than in others. Perhaps right now you’re in family season. You’ve got young kids and need to focus on establishing your family. A dad of a four week old told me he was still getting up at 5am to try to work on his dream. I told him to stop that. He was already getting up at 3am to help feed the baby. He had enough dream to work on right now, it was called raising a human. That’s plenty for that season.”
Perhaps, you’re going through a difficult season right now. We’ve all been there. There are some seasons where it just seems like nothing goes right for us. The danger during this season is thinking it’s never going to get better.
Others of you may be going through a really productive season right now. We all want to be there. These are seasons in which it seems like everything keeps going right. The danger during this season is to think it’s always going to be this way.
The truth is every season eventually gives way to another. Winter eventually turns into spring, and summer eventually turns into fall.
I believe each season has something to teach us. It may be patience, it may be humbleness, it may be perseverance.
Whatever the season there’s a lesson to be learned.
What season are you currently in? What have you been learning? Make sure to share in the comments below.