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Don’t Take Seasons for Granted

April 6, 2020

Seasons come and go. This is just a fact of life that we all know. There is change that always seems to come through right as we get settled down in our own comfortable lives. In this crazy time of change, I think that it is important to stay present with where we are and to live more in the moment than in the future. For example, as a student, I tend to yearn strongly for the summertime, or even for a break in general. The harsh winters make it easy to be caught daydreaming about a warm summer day relaxing on the beach, while the scorching heat of the summer makes you desire to pull out your favorite jacket on a cool fall evening. This is not necessarily a bad thing, I just want to emphasize that we need to be more appreciative of the season of life that we are in right now.

Everybody’s plans have changed and there are things that we would normally be doing, that we just can’t do right now. But that is okay! In this time, we need to continue to be present and make the most of what has been put before us. To start, here are a few ideas of ways that we can maximize our time.

  • Take advantage of time at home to make memories with family
  • Use spare time to call or FaceTime a friend that you haven’t talked to in a while
  • Use these hours while you are inside to read that book that you have been wanting to read for months
  • Watch those movies that you have always had on your list to watch
  • Start working out and make that New Year’s resolution a reality
  • Learn a new language
  • Plan a trip/vacation that you can take when everything clears up

Now is the time to do the things that you have always wanted and make them happen. Don’t focus on what you can’t do in this time, but focus on what you can! Philippians 4:6-7 says,

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Basically, don’t worry about what is happening, thank God for his goodness, and he will give you His peace. There is so much available at our fingertips, we just have to be looking for it! This is applicable for any aspect in life. Be in the now and focus on what you can do in this exact moment. If we all do this, then we can move forward knowing that we made the most out of what we were given. And that is good enough for me.

Written by: Josiah Frisbie

Josiah enjoys writing for the blog because he believes in the power of discussing relevant topics. He wants to be challenged in his writing and research style while still growing and striving for knowledge.