Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Seasons of My Life


This morning I was thinking about seasons ... not just the seasons like winter, spring, summer or fall. I was thinking about the seasons ... of my life. And I am so thankful ...

There was a season in my childhood and youth when I was very insecure, but the Lord brought me friends and with their help (even without them knowing) my self-esteem grew...

There was a season in my life (in college) when I was feeling unsure, afraid, uncertain of my purpose in life ... then the Lord revealed himself to me in a personal way.

There was a season in my life when I fell in love with a guy who is not a Christian, and because I have committed myself to not being equally yoked with a non-Christian in marriage, I had to let go ... and after that difficult season, the Lord brought a new love, and that love is still my love today... my husband of 14 years ...

There was a season in my life when I had to move away from my family to a place unfamiliar, with new culture, new environment and i had to develop new friendships. I was homesick. And add to that the seasons of adjusting to married life .. to someone so different from who I am ... it was a trying season - with good and bad times altogether .. but through it all, God was with me ...

There was a season in my life when I worked for a church, I loved working in the ministry. And then when that season was about to end, I was afraid that I was disappointing God, but God assured me that He's moving me to another season and it's ok to leave the "full time ministry" work for a while...

There was a season in my life when we had two kids in diaper, I was working full time, my husband was working 2 jobs and my kids were going to 2 different baby sitters and I had to prepare them both in the morning and drop them off myself because my husband was already at work. Looking back, i don't know how I survived that season, but I did. God gave me strength every step of the way ... This was the season when we committed ourselves to paying our credit card debts and being a good steward of what God is providing to us...

And now I am in the season of working part-time (debts paid), with tween kids (soon to be teenagers) and I am praying that as God gave me the wisdom and the strength on all the other previous seasons in my life, He will also do the same ... and I know He will...

This Thursday, as I think back on those seasons, I am very thankful.

8 comments:

Denise said...

Bless you dear child of God.

Shari said...

Great examples of how God helped you through all of those different seasons in your life. That is so awesome that your debts are paid off. Congratulations. I listen to Money Matters with Howard Dayton and my husband and I are working on it. I can't wait until we have true financial freedom - freedom from debt and the ability to serve Him without the financial hang ups.

Jenileigh said...

Precious post Have a blessed Thankful Thursday!

Susan said...

Happy TT,

Yes, thank God for all those seasons in your life. I love in Ecc. when it concludes, "He makes ALL THINGS BEAUTIFUL" after each season.

Have a blessed day!

Kelsey Smith said...

May you be blessed!

Heather said...

What a wonderful thankful post, Liza! God does indeed see us through all of these seasons and He is faithful!

Have a blessed day!

samismom22 said...

I just posted a somewhat similar post on my blog about our busy season.....but that too is a season, and just as you said....God is seeing us through and walking these seasons with us.

So glad to hear the part time job seems to be working out for you! :)

Mrs. Brownstone @ XBOX Wife said...

This was beautiful. I'm so happy for you that the Lord led you to such a loving relationship with a Christian mate!