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Day One: Embracing your current season doesn’t mean it’s here to stay

Ecclesiastes 3:1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven

I remember feeling anxiety rise in my body whenever I heard the advice to “embrace your season.” Sure, embracing a season sounds like a great idea when it’s a time of growth, love, and happiness. But what about when you’re facing loss, pain, or regret? How are you supposed to embrace painful circumstances? 

Well, let me tell you what embracing your season does not mean. It does not mean you need to be happy about your circumstances. Surprised? I sure was when I realized this. For example, I foolishly felt that if I went ahead and embraced my season of singleness that it might be a sign to God that I was happy as is and He might leave me to it. That unless I fought my season, I’d never find a different one. But this is not at all what the Bible tells us. 

There are seasons for everything, and everyone will experience seasons of pain and seasons of happiness. There is no way around this human fact. It is out of our control. What is in our control is the way we choose to deal with it. 

Look at Job. He went through an awful season where everything was taken away from him Yet, he did not get angry with God, but instead embraced the season he was in, meaning he turned to God, and allowed God to work in his life during these circumstances. The result? God gave him even more than he had lost. 

While there’s no promise that says we will get back more than we lose in our seasons of this life, we do know that everything will ultimately work out in the end. We know that life includes many seasons, so if you’re going through something now, don’t worry about being there forever. Take your concerns to God, ask Him to change your circumstances, but be open to learn what He has for you during this time. 

Question to consider: What is God asking you to embrace about your season right now?

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