Catholic Commute S01E40 6 Reasons you should embrace your season

Change is constant, enjoy it!

There are many types of seasons in life – not only the weather.  There are seasons of good times and bad, seasons of joy and loss.  Each season is given to us by God for a reason.  We can find great benefit and value by embracing that season, even if we don’t see the value initially.

In this episode I give you 6 reasons why you should embrace a season.  Some of the reasons apply to the weather, some apply to other types of seasons.  Regardless of what season you’re in, I really encourage you do slow down and take a deep dive into that season.  You will get great value – because God has a plan for you in each and every season.

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6 Reasons why you should embrace the seasons

 

Odd topic – recorded in hottest part of summer, I don’t like heat.  But this doesn’t just apply to seasons of weather. It applies to all seasons of life

 

“Humans are amphibians…half spirit and half animal…as spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time. This means that while their spirit can be directed to an eternal object, their bodies, passions, and imaginations are in continual change, for to be in time, means to change. Their nearest approach to constancy, therefore, is undulation–the repeated return to a level from which they repeatedly fall back, a series of troughs and peaks.”
― C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

 

Intro: we want things to be different, but we don’t actually like big changes.

 

  1. Increases appreciation of the next change (which is inevitable)
    1. Get hot in the summer and cold in the winter, don’t just sit at home
  2. Adds depth to life, slows it down.
    1. Learn something new, even in seasons of hurt and darkness.
  3. There are powerful opportunities
    1. Proverbs 20:4 The lazy person does not plow in season;
         harvest comes, and there is nothing to be found.
  4. Creates community
    1. Energy and excitement are catching
  5. You never know when it is your last
    1. Psalm 103: 15-16 As for mortals, their days are like grass;
         they flourish like a flower of the field;
      16 for the wind passes over it, and it is gone,
         and its place knows it no more.
    2. Luke 12: 46 the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour that he does not know, and will cut him in pieces,[h] and put him with the unfaithful.
  6. God doesn’t like this gifts to be wasted
    1. Analogy: kids who throw new toys to side and pout
    2. Luke 12:48 (continuing above) From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required; and from the one to whom much has been entrusted, even more will be demanded.

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