How Long is a Season?
How long is a season? Winter is upon us, yet we can't wait for spring. We watch the sky, the plants and the animals. Are the birds flying north? Are the trees starting to bud? How much warmer is the sun? How much longer until spring? It wasn't that long ago that we were all waiting for Christmas. How much longer? When will it get here? Then the New Year was quickly upon us. Winter set in and now we are watching for the next season. We have seasons for school, work and play. We have seasons for vacations and enjoying life. We even have seasons for our clothing and style. How long is a season?
We have seasons for everything under the sun. From our birth to our death we will each experience seasons. Seasons may be 'for such a time as this'. A season might be for 'right now'. A season may even last longer than we think it ought to last.
Seasons are part of what season us. 'To be seasoned' in a particular area means that we have experience in that area. The seasons in our lives are the times that we learn and gain that experience. We carry that season with us and it joins the season before and becomes part of the next season. The seasons will change, and we will change, as we experience all the seasons in our lives.
How long is a season? A season's timing is always perfect and perfectly planned. Seasons are part of God's beautifully constructed plan for each one of us. What season is your life in?
Ecclesiastes 3:11 AMP
"He has made everything beautiful and appropriate in its time. He has also planted eternity [a sense of divine purpose] in the human heart [a mysterious longing which nothing under the sun can satisfy, except God]—yet man cannot find out [comprehend, grasp] what God has done [His overall plan] from the beginning to the end."
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 AMP
"There is a season a time appointed for everything and a time for every delight and event or purpose under heaven— A time to be born and a time to die; A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted. A time to kill and a time to heal; A time to tear 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 throw away stones and a time to gather stones; A time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing. A time to search and a time to give up as lost; A time to keep and a time to throw away. A time to tear apart and a time to sew together; A time to keep silent and a time to speak. A time to love and a time to hate; A time for war and a time for peace."