Tuesday, February 11, 2014

What I'm Learning In This Season

It is sort of a cheesy Christian thing to say things like "in this season of my life" or "this has been a rough season of life" and sometimes "I am excited for this season of my life". And as much as I despise those cheesy Christian quotes (like these) I actually like this one. It really is so true! Just like the seasons change and everything around you has a different look and feel, life can be so much the same way! I have gone through many definite seasons in my 23 years of life.

>> New college girl
>> Growing in my faith
>> Engaged
>> Newlywed

and now...

>> Waiting

I feel like I am in a huge season of waiting right now and my un-patient self is less than loving it.

In marriage: The Hubs and I have been married almost two years, so among our friends we are almost the "old" married couple now, bye bye newlywed status.

We have discussions about when to buy a house or start a family but the answer to those exciting things right now is... wait.

I graduated in December with my elementary teaching degree and now I just have to wait until schools start interviewing for next school year. More waiting.

The Hubs and I have an exciting opportunity to get involved in something we are excited and passionate about (more on that in the future) but it also requires more... yep, waiting.

So I have deemed this season of my life, The Season of Waiting. And like I mentioned before, I was not so blessed with the gift of patience. So in many ways, this season is s-u-c-k-i-n-g!

Wouldn't it be nice if there was a book that provided encouragement for times like this, when we are struggling with a particular season in our life and we can't do much about it but wait? What's that? There is a book that provides encouragement for times like this, when we are struggling with a particular season in our life and we can't do much about it but wait?

The Bible!

While I am in this waiting season these verses will be my mantra[s]! So thankful that I serve a God who has a plan and knows exactly what he is doing!

Galatians 6:9

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

Romans 8:25

 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil,to give you a future and a hope.

Philippians 4:6

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.


Tobi said...

Love this! And love those verses! Even though I'm in a different season than you, I still totally need to hear/live/believe those verses! Love you! I can't WAIT to see what future God has in store for you and Collin! I imagine this is going to be a big year for you two!

Deborah Raney said...

As I was reading, I was composing a reply in my mind, and then I saw that Tobi already composed it in her mind and beat me to posting it.

SO true. Those are great verses whatever season we're in––but especially in a waiting time. Thanks for the reminder.

And sorry about passing my IMPATIENT gene on to you! :{