Monday, April 4, 2011

To everything there is a season.

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
(Ecclesiastes 3:1)
To everything there is a season. Some seasons come and go with little difficulty and others are full of struggle. There is no question that life will be full of ups and downs. In time we will learn true contentment in all seasons, regardless of the circumstances that surround us. But not before we have tried in every way to manipulate or control the circumstances to the point of exhaustion. Sometimes we only give up when we have run out of ideas and repeated the same mistakes over and over finally realizing that we could not improve our circumstances but instead made them worse. I think I have just about experienced this in every area of my life! Can you recall those times of falling on your face and yelling out I surrender, those times where you got so fed up with yourself and the situation that you just threw your hands up! Did you notice that after the break down, the kicking and screaming and crying hysterically that when you stopped and talked to God a sense of peace came! That’s probably because we finally surrendered and we admitted that we couldn’t do it and finally looked to God for the answer. I admit that I am not walking this thing out perfectly, who can, but when I remember to do only what I can do and let God do what He can and is more able to do, I get to have that sense of peace that only comes from Him and my surrendering.

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