Seasons Change

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:” – Ecc. 3:1

“Don’t you know that patience is a virtue, and life is a waiting game. Don’t you know that peace must be nurtured and all the money in the world can’t buy you nothing…all these things happen for a reason…when the seasons change…” – Corinne Bailey Rae ‘Seasons Change’

“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/…/Thank you for being a part of my life,/whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime.” – Aleksandra Lachut, poem, ‘Reason, Season, Lifetime’

Life is changing.

It’s always changing.

Each person’s lifetime is made up of seasons and seasons change.

I have learned to love people with childlike faith and a naive kind of love.

Jesus taught me how to do that.

Loving people with a pure and innocent love begins with thinking the best of a person. Should a person’s intentions not be as pure as I first believe I have found that God will reveal it so that I can love freely without having to worry about guarding my heart.

One important lesson I’ve learned is that even the best of friends who at one time were walking a similar path diverge and go there separate ways. If the connection made is supposed to be a lifetime connection God brings those paths back together again. But sometimes even if the paths run parallel they don’t intersect again in this life and that doesn’t mean that the friendship wasn’t real. It was believe it. But that tight bond was only for a season.

And of course there are people who for one reason or another are there only to supply a need you may have, or vice versa, you may be there to supply their need and that’s it. Some people even start out with ill intentions and just want to use you. To that Jesus says “Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.”

We need to love everyone but that doesn’t mean everyone has to be involved in the details of your life.

Ladies not every man who pursues you is your husband and men not every woman who looks like she’s worth your time is your wife.

One thing I know the love of God illuminates the love we should have for each other as friends and for a man and his wife.

Seasons change. Agape love is unchangeable.

So be free to love friend!

Grace & Peace

 

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