If there’s one thing I’ve learnt this year, it’s that indeed, there are seasons in life. There are seasons for everything – both living and non-living things. A brand new in-vogue phone can suddenly become out-of-season, a person can suddenly become a Mrs from being a Miss or even vice-versa, a teenager can suddenly start metamorphosing into an adult, a person’s bank account can go from bright green to dark red, and like we’re currently experiencing, everything that used to be in motion can suddenly come to a pause because of a virus. All these examples and many more are seasons and usually a change in season is always not so easy to welcome.
Understanding seasons will help us get rid of some of our fears, confusions and frustrations. One characteristics of seasons is that they are temporary. No matter what season we seem to be in, it’ll pass soon and give in to another one and that should let us know that we can overcome any season, if we’ll only understand the season and how to deal with the season we find ourselves in. There are seasons you find yourself with so much of everything, and other seasons, absolutely nothing at all. Some seasons are dry, and some are rainy.
Like everyone else, I’m at home and experiencing the lockdown. Something nobody saw coming at the beginning of the year. We are all in this trying season together and the truth is despite this commonality, each one of us still has layers of personal seasons we’re dealing with individually. You could be buoyant in this lockdown, and someone else could be struggling. Name it. For example, someone asked me recently about how they’ve noticed a regression in my blogging activities and etc, and to be honest I didn’t even defend myself because I know it’s a dry season I’m currently facing as regards that area but well I know it’ll pass so I’m more patient with myself.
Sometimes we have that period when what we used to do so fluently starts looking like it’s being taken away from us; You find yourself struggling to do some things and It’s really not because you’ve been stripped off the gift or whatever it is, but simply because you could currently be in an overwhelming season. You need to understand what exact season you are in, and identify how to deal with it in order that you can be patient and kind to yourself until you return back to a place of normalcy.
The best way to deal with whatever overwhelming season you are in is to be patient. Yes, this doesn’t sound appeasing at all but that’s truly it. We can’t escape it, we can’t jump it until it’s over so we best condition our attitude to that of Patience, Gratitude and Trust in God. It’s not the easiest thing to do, but it’s the best way to keep ourselves from drowning in the overwhelming feeling a season can bring. I’ve felt all manner of ways this lockdown period and like everyone else, I want this trying lockdown season to be all over as soon as possible, but until it is all over, we can’t do anything but pray, trust God and stay still.
So in this season when I’ve been trying to stay strong, confused and anxious about many things, I know God is fighting for my attention. He’s fighting my battles and here are scriptures that remind me that truly, without doubt, even though I have ABSOLUTELY no idea how it’ll happen, this season too will pass.
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.”
Jer 29: 11-13
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world”
John 16:33 KJV
And of course, my all-time favorite, Psalms 91.
There’s also a podcast from my sister I listened to recently and it helped me to see waiting patiently as not a punishment, but a necessity..
Here’s the link:
I pray that in this common season we all are in and our individual seasons, we find the strength to lean on God patiently and draw out the peace that passes all understanding as we wait patiently for a Miracle. Amen.
Kindly share with me your coping mechanisms and how you are dealing with this lockdown situation, in the comment section below..
Thanks for reading ❤️
Love & Light 💕