To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven...
I was thinking of this verse this morning when I was typing my comment and thoughts on Larissa's page. We are all in such different "seasons" of our life....Some of us, like Ant and Rob and Justin are soo young and knee deep in school and wondering what they might do with their lives, so much time stretching out in front of them. Mel and Mike, Jess, and Danny a little older, but still soo young and just starting their lives, everything still lying ahead undiscovered. Then, there are several of you, Jim & Larissa, Joe & Leah, Michelle & Scott, John, Donna & Todd and Crystal & Kyle who are consumed with their young families and careers and all of the overwhelming at times, things that go along with that stage of your life.....then there is the rest of us who are moving along with our season in life wondering how we got here so fast and trying to point out pit falls to avoid to our kids and grand kids that are behind us on the road....but this is the way the Lord planned it all out...A time for EVERYTHING and every purpose under heaven.
God moves on an eternal time table that is not always readily evident to His people. He works within seasons, and time frames for His own purposes. And yet, He is also a God of the suddenly. Don't be surprised when in a certain season, out-of-the-blue, comes one of God's suddenly~s.
When a suddenly occurs, it may be a bit of a shock but don't let it take you by surprise. Have you ever jumped into a pool on a summer's day? The cold water is shocking but you are not surprised by it.
Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails." (Proverbs 19:21)
It is right and good to plan. It is necessary for it gives direction and allows us to set priorities. However, yield some white space on your agenda and in your heart for the purpose of God to prevail. This may mean we may have to re-adjust from time to time. But that's OK...In whatever season in life we find ourselves in, we should move forward and plan, and yet yield to the will of God and His purposes, and we will do it all in the power of the Holy Spirit...
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