Thursday, January 15, 2009

SEASONS OF LIFE!


I got thinking of the different seasons of my life and even the lives of those around me, one of the people that really touched my heart to write this post is President-elect, Barack Obama, who in less than one week will be the President of America, one of the most powerful nation on planet earth!Thinking through, his life as a young black boy, to a law student,advocate, law maker, senator, President elect and President soon, not to talk of his roles as husband,father and friend.I finally came to the conclusion that we all have seasons in life just like we have weather seasons like Rainy,dry and Harmattan season and the summer,winter,autumn and spring season in other nations.

What we do with the different season will determine how the next season will be.One person i always use as an example to console myself when talking about seasons of Life is Joseph in the bible, he had a pit season when he was sold by his own brothers into slavery, he had a season of being in Potiphar's house where he did his work so well that his master put him in charge of his entire household until the wife started her stunts and her lies put him in the next season of being a prisoner and from being a prisoner, he entered his season of being in the Palace!
From Joseph's life season, you will see that it was never easy going through the various seasons but his being content in one season made the next season joyful no matter the circumstances he found himself, to him every new season was a preparation for the next, even when he was in the pit, God's favor was with him till he got to the palace!Joseph passed the test of each season and finally was blessed as an officer in the palace, he was actually second to King Pharoah of Egypt in rank!

So in going through the seasons of life, we must like little children enjoy the season i.e...have you noticed when it is summer , how the children want to play outside all day, before they know it, its winter and they still want to play and build snowman.....etc,no matter a child's season, children are always happy as they are oblivious to the happening of the seasons, all they know is to be content in each season and enjoy it! So lets with childlike faith enjoy the seasons we are in and watch them pass quickly! Apostle Paul in the bible summed it up nicely when he said in Philippians 4-12-13 "I know what it is to be in need, and i know what it is to have plenty.I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him, who gives me strength!(New International Version Translation).Enjoy your season!

1 comment:

empower yourself said...

We have a lot to learn from nature. Winter, summer, autumn and spring. At times all we need to do is to wait. Do our own bit and trust God to work it all out for our good. The plants need all seasons to mature. So do we.

This another master piece....

Oluyemi Adeosun
www.yemiadeosun.blogspot.com