One of the many inevitable occurrences of life is SEASONS. They unfold like the sun and they sure know when to go down. I guess for many of us, we would so much love to choose which one last and stays, but the power behind all natural phenomenon pretty much work beyond what our mind can perceive. If you are like me, well, you might rant in the shower about how unfair life is, maybe nature, generally, is unfair. You might even bite your fingers and nag about unpleasant seasons but still, THE BOSS would say “deal with it!”
Summer is my most unpleasant season. It’s not just the temperature, it’s the disappointments and the heat. What a bad combo! Especially since I moved to the Middle East. Nothing gets done on time. Nothing is certain and it becomes the default for me to think of disappointment before it happens.
How are my supposed to walk in faith when 80 out of 100 percent of the time, things just don’t work?
Truth be told, it’s hard because most of the time when we embark on a project, we know the probability of success is pretty high, so we are motivated to keep investing. Nobody likes to invest in a dead end project.
Take chances but bet on a stone foundation. Now, somebody telling me that that stone foundation is unreliable, men, that’s where faith crash.
Whether religious or not, our entire life is filled with seasons. And we are never prepared enough for a betrayal, dismissal from a dream job or an unanswered prayer. And these seasons bear the details of our lives. It’s an “all inclusive” box. And they jump out on their own accord.
They are also filled with opportunities to build inner strengths and character.
In retrospect, I have found my rough seasons more impacting. The aftermath has not, for once, alienated me from my dreams. It has done the opposite and provided me with more clarity and tools. I don’t, always, choose the unpleasant, they choose me. LoL! But they also leave me some goodies to thrive in my next season.
Here is what I hope for…
That you find the right perspective when sweet suddenly turns sour
That in retrospect, you can joyfully say that the medicine was bitter but the patient needed it badly, and
I hope and pray that you flourish in All your Seasons.
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