Life is a journey. Life is a roller coaster. Life is a dark tunnel. Life in fact is many things.
I really wanted to take my time and put some serious thought into this blog post, not that I don’t in every post but for some reason this topic, focusing on the seasons of life, really holds dear to me.
I have had disappointments through life, success in certain areas and of course failures, but things always come around and they always get better.
Season 1: SUMMER
Summer is hot. Not everyone likes the summer. Depending on where you live, summer can be downright unbearable. What summer are you facing in life? Everyone goes through seemingly unbearable situations. Situations where it’s hot, you’re irritated and you just want to relieve stress and cool off. Work can be a summer situation, stress at home, arguments, dry heat and humidity, now you feel dehydrated, how do you quench your thirst? This season can be very dangerous and a lot of people are in this season the majority of the time. Everyone suffers from stress at various times through life.
Season 2: FALL
Fall is a lot more pleasant than summer. In fall things are going pretty good, the weather is cooler, there’s less stress the job may be going good and so on and so on. The problem with the fall season is it is very easy to get complacent. In fall nothing is really driving you and you are sort of just going through life’s motions. You’re not having a bad day but you’re not having a great spectacular day either. Everything is just kind of ok. It’s important to recognize what season we are in. It should be noted that I speak for myself, I don’t propose to tell people how to live their life but my hope is that through things I share it will help others. That is probably the purpose of most blogs but I felt the need to clarify. So as I was mentioning the fall season, basically it can be summed up as complacency. So is there a way to move past the stress and heat of summer and the lackadaisical going through the motions of life fall?
Season 3: WINTER
Winter is probably the most dangerous season. You’re cold, callous, and most often depressed. During winter you need protection against the elements. That protection can come from friends, family, and of course God. Life is a series of seasons. Over the years I have learned how to transition from season to season. Sometimes you can’t help how you feel. Life throws curve balls, traps, bombs and anything else you can think of in your path to stump you. Just like the seasons change so does your life situation. Death of a loved one, a financial crisis, a project you had your heart set on just suddenly feel through. The point is when you are in your darkest hour, when winter is upon you, the important thing to remember is that whatever hardship you are facing, in the end, it’s just a season.
Season 4: SPRING
Glory be to God. This is the best season. The weather is beautiful, flowers are blooming, birds are chirping. This season is pure happiness and joy. Some people go their whole lives and never find this season. The grass is indeed greener on the other side. To find spring you must go through the other seasons. Life is never great 100% of the time. It’s up to you to find the good in life, find your spring, learn to transition and turn your situation around. It’s easier said than done but almost every single thing in life is a choice. Spring time is nice and wonderful, but not without it’s fair share of problems. Sometimes you have to go through a bad season to motivate you to do better. Sometimes those seasons are used to help you build endurance. The rain falls on the just and the unjust. Life is a roller coaster. Life is a journey. Life is a dark tunnel, but there are various lights along the way.
Throughout my life I have learned from each season I have been in and since it is called the circle of Life I know I will continue to go through my summer, winters, and falls, only to reach spring again and again and again. Longevity is important and through my positive out look and mindset I try to stretch and lengthen my springtime as much as I possibly can. Indeed we all face a series of seasons, but as the Bible says, in due season…in due season, which I believe means in due season, you’ll reap everything that you’re needing.