There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
No, the 60s group, the Byrds , weren’t the first to have a hit with the song, Time of the Season. Actually, the lyrics have been with us since antiquity, recorded in the book of Ecclesiastes.
Think about the four seasons, established by God, and consistently and continually functioning since the beginning of time.
Even within a day there are divisions; morning, noon, and night. And the day is further divided into hours, minutes, and seconds. But time never retreats or goes backwards, it is always moving forward. Therefore, to make time work for us, we need to be thinking in the direction time moves.
To say there is a “time for everything” implies there are times when some THINGs won’t work. In other words, you may have endeavored to follow your dream earlier in life and failed miserably. Is it possible that your failure was not based on your lack of ability and talent, but on failed timing?
I began my radio career in 1970 and it moved along at a snail’s pace until 1974. That’s when it exploded when I was teamed with a very talented morning show partner (Kurt Kilpatrick). The time was a perfect match for our act. Our season had arrived.
By 2001, our season was fading. Wholesome humor had lost its appeal. The times were changing. We continued to hang on, gave it our best until 2007, and then the run was over. The talent, ability, and even the passion for our work hadn’t changed. But the season had ended.
Did it hurt to stop doing what we loved? More than you could ever know.
But I learned a valuable lesson from God’s seasons. As I write this, we’re in winter. But spring is almost here. Weeds are popping up, a few flowers have bloomed, and our trees are budding. Change is coming. Change presents new opportunities and hope. Why lament over the season that’s ending when you have new and exciting possibilities in the season ahead of you?
Think of it this way. God brought you through the last season of your life and now you’re going to trust Him to do something amazing in your new season. Like chapters in a book, turn the page, and create something new and better.
What is your passion? Is that what you’re doing or have you settled for something else? Was there something in your past that you tried and failed? Could it be that now is the time it will succeed?
Don’t forget to talk to God about it? Ask, “What can I do to make the most of this season in my life?”
It is my prayer that God will bless your efforts and give you great success to His glory. This is your time. Make the most of it.
For more on this topic, check out this article: The Winter of My Life
Reprinted from The Forever Notebook, Book 2 (April – June) Get your copy here: Paperback and eBook/Kindle formats.