If there’s one thing anyone living in Texas knows is that you can experience the weather from all four seasons in one day, no big deal. I mean, it’s treacherous for your allergies, but it happens. We’ve experienced a crazy amount of rain over the last week or so in Dallas BUT for the first time in what feels like forever, yesterday we had SUNSHINE. You’d never think that Texans would forget what sunshine felt like, right? The warmth on your skin when you step outside, the breezes, a blue sky instead of gray. (can you tell I am SO ready for spring?)
My Father’s been talking to me more and more about people in my life and my situations and what the people in my life think about my situations. Over the last (almost) year, my life has turned entirely over on its back. Not all bad things, but change is change. Even if it was for the better, it still threw me for a loop.
So here’s what God says about seasons:
Each year has 4 entirely different seasons. They each have their own holidays, their own weather, their own stereotypical activities that go with them. The seasons are predictable. Someone at some time came up with the idea that one season ends on a certain day every year. We know when they begin and end every time. They’re dependable and consistent.
The seasons in our lives are not that way. We never know what any of the times in our lives are gonna look like. Reminiscing, you can maybe see the transitions, but looking to the future, you never can tell.
There are ways to prep yourself for the next season, mentally and spiritually. Evaluating your surroundings and the people living in it. In Texas, you don’t wear long sleeves past a certain point in the year because your arms are dying for a little air. You don’t wear long sleeves in the summer because it’s a new season, a change in the atmosphere.
Are there people in your life that have you gasping for air? Are there situations that have you tied down and immobile?
Then get yourself some short sleeves and go outside for some fresh air.
You also can’t keep yourself in a place where you’re so open that you’re unprotected. The same way you wouldn’t wear your Stranger Things tank top in the dead of winter. That, my friend, might cause frostbite. Pray for safe people, for reliable friends who will keep you protected and care for you.
God never keeps you in a winter when He knows you’re ready for a spring. Dress for your season, cover yourself or open yourself up.
“Save Yourself” by Kolby Koloff (single, 2017)
“I’m Still Standing” by Elton John from the album Too Low for Zero (1983)
“Obvious?” by Hollyn from the album One-Way Conversations (2016)
“Living in the Moment” by Jason Mraz from the album Love is a Four Letter Word (2012)
“Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield from the album Unwritten (2004)