A time for everything
There's something powerful about recognizing the season you're in.
It helps you to actually enjoy life.
Most times, we're unhappy because we're in one season when we really want to be in another. Before a dream is realized, we're often chomping at the bit, stressing the small stuff, wondering when it'll happen. When it finally does come to pass, we yearn for carefree days and lament the effort it takes to maintain it. This is true for relationships, marriages, possessions, careers, homes, kids...anything really.
What happens when we start paying attention to the season we're in?
For starters, there's comfort in knowing that it's only going to last a while.
It forces you to be present.
A season is over before you know it.
It helps you to accept the ebb and flow of life.
Sometimes things work out, sometimes they don't.
Grief and joy go together.
But everything is beautiful in its time.
It teaches you to prepare and to act in alignment.
You can't storm through a season of quiet.
It'll only hurt you to hold on in a time of letting go.
You can't force an outcome before the appointed hour.
Your kids are only young once.
Whatever season you're in, rest in God's plan and purpose for your life.
Work with your circumstances, do what you can only do now, prepare the fallow ground for a harvest in the next season, and treasure the present moment—not the way you want it to be, not the way it should be, but the way it is.