savor this season
Big Takeaway: Savor this season.
Have you ever asked God for a sign?
Like that time you felt ready to leave your job but didn’t know which role to apply to next.
Or when you were dating that guy and wanted to know for sure that he was “the one.”
Maybe you’re like me, and you’d be thrilled with a lifelong supply of signs that pointed you toward the ideal path of how to balance being a godly wife, mom, daughter, and friend.
We feel a deeply rooted desire to do the next right thing, but we want to know it’s right, right?
On a recent trip to Clemson, my alma mater, I felt like God gave me a sign I wasn’t expecting. As I was driving onto campus, I looked up and noticed several purple and white rectangular-shaped signs hanging from light poles that read, “Savor This Season.”
It was as if God’s voice turned into Bill Engvall’s as He said in a southern accent, “Mandy, here’s your sign.”
Scripture tells us in Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NIV), “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens”
Another translation I love is: "Everything that happens in this world happens at the time God chooses." (GNT)
I don’t know about you, but I can spend hours of time overthinking what’s next so much that I miss what’s now. I want a clear “yes” or “no” from God when it comes to making decisions, and when He asks me to sit in His presence instead, I begin to squirm like a toddler.
Have you felt like this, too?
We want to honor God with every opportunity, but it’s hard to know what that looks like sometimes.
The scripture in Ecclesiastes reminds us of two things:
No season is wasted when we submit each day to God.
Every season has a start and end date – the joyful seasons and the tough ones, the complicated seasons and the calm ones.
Whether you’re going through one of the darkest seasons of your life or you’re enjoying one of the brightest, you can trust and know He is at work in both!
God may not give you the answers to what’s next, but He will give you His presence right now.
If you’re looking for a sign today, I’ll gently pass along the one I received: Savor this season.
May we find joy in each day, make the most of every opportunity, and remember His sovereign power over every square inch of our lives.
What lessons have you learned from past seasons that you’ve carried with you into the season you’re in now?
How can you make the most of every opportunity today? This includes how you speak to people, your attitude, how well you take care of yourself, how you show love, etc.
If your life doesn’t feel “savory” right now, ask God to reveal what He’s trying to teach you so you can use His lessons to prepare you for your next season.