The end of summer is always bittersweet for me. I start getting really excited for fall, but at the same time I wish that summer didn’t have to end. Isn’t that how it often is in life too? We sometimes act as if change is a bad thing. We like just staying put where we are in life. Why? Because we’re used to it. It’s familiar. It’s safe, and we feel like if there is a change—a switch of seasons—then we’ll miss the season that we’re currently in too much.
This time next year is when I will be leaving home for the first time. God will be bringing me into a new season of my life. It will probably be difficult. But also exciting! Change, for the most part, is a good thing. Where you are in life now is not where you’re supposed to remain. We need to continue to grow, continue to do the things that God is calling us to do. You may be going through a painful or challenging season of your life now, but keep in mind that you won’t be there forever. This is a season of growth. And as you grow spiritually mature in God, you will eventually blossom when the time is right.
So instead of longing for more days in the sun, begin thinking about all that you have to look forward to in the fall. And instead of longing to be back in the comfort of your home where you’ve lived for the past eighteen years, get ready for all that God has in store for you in this new chapter of your life. Keep in mind that each season relies on the previous season in order for God's perfect plan of growth and rebirth to continue its cycle. No, it may not be easy moving from one season to the next. But you have to remember that God sees the bigger picture and only wants what's best for you. And if you remain in Him, then what lies ahead will never compare to anything you leave behind.
"There is a time for everything, and everything on earth has its special season."~Ecclesiastes 3:1