For everything, there is a season. So, embrace the things each season brings whether rain or shine. Each season is preparing you for the future.
Recently my husband and I were riding along with our kids. It was a warm, sunny Saturday, and we were heading to enjoy some outdoor activities. As he was driving, I was scrolling through Facebook. I ran across a picture of an old Pizza Hut. The kind where you could sit inside. and I asked him if he remembered those days. This was our favorite restaurant when we first began dating. We would go there and to the movies every weekend. So many fond memories were created during those teenage years.
He continued to drive along a bit then said, “I bet you miss those days.”
“Do you mean miss those days as in go back to that place in time?” I asked.
If so, then . . . no.
You see, sure those were the carefree days and the days of little to no responsibility, but they would be nothing in comparison to the best days that were yet to come.
It was not all blue skies because those carefree days turned into the days of finding our way. It involved college, marriage, jobs, home construction, and childbirth. That’s just to name a few. All things that required work—and a whole lot of it—especially the childbirth. I would endure two miscarriages before giving birth to our two daughters. Who knew that something a woman was created to do would be so hard to accomplish? But, that is another story for another day, whew!
This was not a season of all bad things, but it definitely had its share of heartaches, heartbreaks, and struggles. Nevertheless, it was a necessary season. It was the season that would bring appreciation for the things that were yet to come.
Now, this current season of life holds the most precious days. The days when I think about the times I prayed for the things I have at this very moment. Those previous seasons were the days of labor, but these are the days when I am reaping my harvest: the children I prayed for, a long-lasting marriage of 17 years, a house that is also a home, and a career that I love . . . the list could go on and on.
So, even though these days are less carefree, these days bring about so many blessings and so much joy. These are the best days yet.
Such a simple question from him received such a complex reply from me. However, speaking the words was not difficult because they just flowed from my heart. Life was so much easier in the beginning, but life is so much better now. Are the days busy and hectic? Yes, but yet they are the best.
In this season, I am certain that none of my hard work was in vain. This season reminds me of one of my favorite Bible verses, Galatians 6:9. This verse says,
“Let us not become weary in doing good for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
This is my season of harvest.