During the time of being the Singles Director, I taught a lesson on recognizing the need to change seasons in our life. This was learned many years ago during Bible College. One of my favorite evangelists mentioned that not changing seasons when God clearly positions you to do so can be dangerous. It’s as detrimental to your life purpose as doing your own thing. In fact, that is exactly what you’re doing. This caught my attention. At the time, I wanted to teach adults. Up to that point, for several years, I had the most amazing honor of teaching kids. This was extremely fulfilling, yet there was a tug that it was time to lengthen my cords & strengthen my stakes. In other words….. I had to step out of my comfort zone into a place that required me to learn & grow. Hearing this man speak that sentence was a defining moment & so much so, that over 20 years later I still remember where I was sitting in church when I heard it.
It reminds me of this verse, Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a word spoken in right circumstances.
What are some things you feel a “tug” about doing? It can be a number of things. Ministry? Career? Business? Relational? I have felt a stirring for the past several months in several areas of my life. I have learned all too well this requires prayer & seeking the heart of my Daddy God. I feel at peace about some things, while others are clouded from my knowing. I constantly hear the scripture….to everything there is a season…..
Around the same time period in my life of hearing about the seasons, I heard this quote:
People change when:
a.they hurt enough that they have to–hurts, disappointments, failures, abuse
b.learn enough that they want to–mentors, educational programs, life skills
c.receive enough that they are able to–validation, benefits, incentive programs, rewards
Again, this was such a revelation, I remember hearing it & tears immediately filled my eyes. I quickly realized I wanted to be obedient to change as necessary, be flexible & adaptable to the call or “tugs” of God. I can’t possibly know what you may be facing concerning changes that need to occur in your life. I can understand the turmoil it brings when you don’t obey. I pray the peace of God that passes all understanding guards your heart & your mind in Christ Jesus as you make decisions involving current & future seasons of your life.
Always remember…..you are never alone in this journey & each season of life brings beauty, strength, courage & ability to reach for the next. You are also planting & empowering someone else to make changes. I encourage you to take time & perform an intense self-evaluation & prepare to embrace change.
Make this your quest in every area of life.