Navigating Seasons

Hey Family! I hope this finds you doing well! Today I just wanted to share something that has been in my thoughts. In a few months I will be turning a year older and always around this time, I’m nervous. I’m usually more nervous and asking myself if I had done enough or did I do everything I wanted to do in this current year of life. Often times I would get a bit stuck into it because I would find a list of things I had planned for the year around my last birthday and would get completely overwhelmed over not getting everything done. In the last 6 months I’ve realized that the best way to navigate time and pace is by season. The definition of season is the 4 divisions of the year (spring, summer, autumn, and winter) marked by particular weather patterns and daylight hours, resulting from the earth’s changing positions with regard to the sun. We can easily compare these stages to our lives and we can really conclude there is a time and place for everything. Some of us have a period of seed planting. You don’t get to see the result right away but you know that the outcome could be great. This is why some of us go to college, or take up a trade. We plant seeds in the ground because we know that the rainfall can help cultivate and grow the seed. I start really paying attention to my life and what has and has not been working. I think we all should take a glimpse to see what is actually going on. If you do this, you would be able to define the season that you are in. I really believe that we should never stop learning and growing. I remember just a few months ago, I wanted to changed careers and find a new job. I filled over 50 applications, did interviews, and even second interviews but for some reason I didn’t find anything that fitted my interest for moving into something different. I often asked God why was it so hard to move forward. Finally, the revelation came and it came from a seasonally perspective. I was in a season of building. Harvest time wasn’t quite there yet for me. So I begin to continue working on what I had put off because I was irritated with not getting the instant results that I thought I needed. Literally 3 months later I started walking into my harvest. I plan to share this more in depth but I’ll share this. In a one month span of time I had went from teaching 3 piano students to now teaching 12. I realize now that if I had moved to quickly and even got another job, I couldn’t do what I really wanted to do. I wouldn’t even have the schedule or time to make it happen and honestly i am really doing something that I really enjoy. I enjoy seeing the light bulb come on while teaching music to my students. So I encourage you right now. If you find yourself feeling stuck and not knowing where or what you’re doing, try figuring out what season you’re in. It could possibly be a season for you to sit back and listen, and learn. It could also be a season for you to start taking leaps of faith because you might have been too comfortable for too long.

Be Blessed!

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