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The Seasons of a Believer

Updated on September 12, 2015

Caught up in Different Seasons

The change of season is often attached to a change in attitude, both physically and spiritually. We'll take a look at our surroundings and surrender our hearts to what we see. I'm not exempt from doing this myself.

I would look outside and see the signs of a new season beginning, and I would automatically get excited. My heart would lean on the hope that if the seasons could miracously change, then my outlook on life would automatically change with it. But God eventually revealed to me that, "Faith without works is dead," (James ). I had my own part to play in "renewing my mind" (Romans 12 ), I just didn't know it at the time.

And then the season would continue to pass, and I realized that my attitude would follow the pattern of the season. Just as Spring enters into its middle stages and the newness of everything blooming begins to taper, so would my thoughts lessen in awe as time went on. My mind was full of hidden potential and so were the seasons. But unless I embraced every season for what it was, I was never going to tap into all that was in store for me at each moment.

Change Doesn't Have to be Hard

Most people even have a difficult time accepting a change in the weather. The topic of change becomes even more tender when it comes to changing ourself. Most of the fear related to change deals with the insecurity of not knowing how things will turn out. If you keep doing what you've always done, there's some security in that. However, it's not the type of security that will last. When God is prompting us to change, we can be sure that we'll come out better on the other side. He'll never ask us to change in a way that we're incapable of doing. He would be unjust in doing that. By spending time with God, you get to know His character, which is always good.


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      Erica Ligocki 2 years ago from Colorado

      Thank you so much! You're probably right, I could've written more. Part of the issue I feel that I have is that if I write too much, then I will start to ramble. Maybe I should continue writing anyway and see what happens. A few of my previous hubs are longer. Thanks for the comment and advice!

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      Oscar Jones 2 years ago from South Alabama

      Hi Erika. Honored to be the first comment on this thoughtful and poignant hub! I read it and agree with it. I sensed though that there is more you wanted to say. Even though its enough to convey your heart, please keep writing. thank you!