Fall may be my favorite season. The weather becomes cooler, jackets are the perfect assessory, and Thanksgiving and Christmas are a little bit closer. God strokes His paintbrush against the countryside and coats the trees with shades of orange, yellow, and red. It is a sign that we are closing out the final chapters of another year. For some this may be signs of unwanted change, but it is inevitable. The seasons never miss their turn. Some people hate to see summer end and dread the cold, but this is one of those changes of life that happen without missing a beat. We can’t control it, we know it’s coming, we must prepare ourselves for it.
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” -Anne Bradstreet
Season remind me of other inevitable phases of life such as aging and death. Growing older isn’t a bad thing. The beauty of growing older is that we essentially grow wiser. If we are lucky we will have the opportunity to grow older, wiser, and not leave this earth too soon (which I’ll be addressing in a future post Stop Violence).
It is important that we recognize the inevitable changes of life and prepare ourselves as best we can. Make the most of your time on earth. Don’t curse God for these life changes, thank Him because they are opportunities for growth and betterment.
Here you’ll find related posts about change:
Accept Change Episode #057
Change Agent Episode #058
Spare Change Episode #059
Small Changes Episode #072