In this most recent season, I became a mom, our ministry transitioned, & life looks totally different than it did 9, 5, or even 2 months ago. I found myself comparing this season to a previous season in my life when I was doing foreign missions, leading worship in prisons, working full time, teaching classes, etc.
That mindset began leading me down a mental path that wasn’t healthy. Before I knew it, I was down, felt defeated, & quickly not able to see the value & importance of the season I’m in now. The Holy Spirit began gently reminding me how there is a season for everything & one season isn’t more important than the other.
This season of raising a tiny disciple, loving my husband, traveling to evangelize, working part time, etc is of no lesser value or importance than what I was doing before. I’m learning things now I couldn’t learn back then. I’m growing in ways I couldn’t have back then.
This season is beautiful & I’m grateful for it.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 says, “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.”
Don’t wish away the season you’re currently in. Be present & be grateful.