People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
When you figure out which one it is,
you will know what to do for each person.
We’ve all heard this quote that actually is lifted from a poem by undisclosed author. Last weekend, I also got a chance to hear a speaker who talked about springing into your season. I don’t remember everything she said verbatim. But one thing in particular is that you have to not only know when it’s your season, but exactly what is in store for you during that season. We all love to say “it’s our season” and dismiss people in our lives that we thought were there for to stay for a lifetime. But somebody was able to get into our heads, and make us turn our backs on people who really meant us well. But we were big and bad and told them how they were only there for a season and served no reason for being in our lives. What a shame…
For instance, let’s say that you really want to start-up your own business and you want to be in a romantic relationship. You’re beginning to get tired of the corporate life and want to start calling your own shots. Months down the line, you find a great person to be in a relationship with, but your dreams haven’t kicked off at the same time. Did you ever stop to think that maybe you had to meet the right person who would be a great resource to help motivate and push you into your dreams? Just a thought. Or just maybe your season may be something you don’t desire to do right now. But it could be in preparation for the season you’re trying to get to. You can’t get to a season of financial independence by spending your check at the mall every time you get it. Then there are also those who want to balance multiple seasons at once…..love, finances, school, business endeavors and being the President of every organization known to man. Let’s slow down a bit. Although some people have the gift of juggling down to a science, it’s not for everyone. It’s ok if you have to step into your season one foot at a time.
We often like to place the blame on life circumstances and other people for not being in the season desire to be in. But have we ever stopped spinning aimlessly for just a second to realize that the seasons are steadily changing, with opportunities ready for us to grab? Could it be that as the seasons change, we are not willing to adapt to make the best of them? Are you ready for your season? If so, then ask yourself what changes you’ve made to prepare for it.