" I WILL NOT TAKE PRIDE IN BEING NEEDED BY PEOPLE BUT IN BEING WANTED BY GOD"

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Times and Seasons

I wonder if at 50 I would still pick the same nail polish I pick today?
I wonder if at 40 I will still be using "snickerdoo" as my "ugly" word?
I wonder if at 30 I will keep my van any cleaner than what it is today?
I wonder if tomorrow my sinus infection will feel any better?

Life is full of moving into and out of different seasons. Friends come and friends go. Our hearts at one time or another are more sensitive to God. There days I feel so controlled by the Holy Spirit and other days I wonder if he is really in me; days I feel that beating my kids could be the anwer to all my problems and other days I think all they need is a 24-hour hug. There are days I feel like supermom and days I ask myself, "How can I keep doing this?!" There are days I feel like I could be a Harvard professor then other days I think "How can I home school when my ten year-old can spell better than me?"

Ecclesiastes 3:1 says "To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven."
A time to wear red polish, a time for silly words, a time when having a dirty van is okay and a time to walk through sickness.

So what season are you in? I am in "mommy season," which is not always the most fun or easiest job but it is MY job and I only have it for such a short amount of time.

Ecclesiastes 3:22 says " So I saw that there is nothing better than a man rejoicing in his own work, for that is his portion. For who shall bring him back to see what will happen after he is gone?"

Solomon says "There is nothing better than a man rejoicing in his own work." He did not mean this in a boastful, prideful way but in the way of being happy with the job God has placed you in. Somedays being a mommy is the best thing ever but other days it is so tiring. I feel like there is never any time left for me. The reality is there will be plenty of time left for me because this season will come and go and I will not get it back.

So I just encourage you whatever season you are in, do it to your very best and rejoice in every moment because this season WILL PASS.

2 comments:

Chad, Carrie, Reese and Josie said...

I needed that one today. Thank you my friend!

Payge said...

Wow, I think I will add that verse to my memory list. I have added a third student to the homeschool mix this year and school is taking soooo looong. This adjustment has found me needing to "adjust" my attitude about my work. Thanks for the encouragement to enjoy it.
Be Blessed,
Payge

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