Archive for February 2009

Seasons…

My mind is so full right now.  There is so much stuff going on in my life and so many possibilities of stuff that is about to happen that my head is full.  On one of the positive notes, I walked tonight…yeah…the first time outside since the weather got cold.  I’m kicking off my new ‘season’ of exercise and gearing up for the summer.  I have seven more pounds to lose to reach the ‘goal’ weight that I set for myself last spring, and I know that I can do it.  I do have to say that it’s a lot longer to get it off than to put it on.  I could have a good ten pounds on in a week, but to take that same ten off it takes about a year.  Crazy how our bodies work that way.

Other good things.  Someone looked at my house today.  There were no contracts signed, but I’m not giving up hope yet.  He really liked it, but the price was a little out of the range he had set in his head that he wanted to spend right now at this ‘season’ in his own life.  I told him that if he didn’t find what he was looking for to go ahead and make an offer and we would see what happened.  So, I’m not without hope but I’m also content with the outcome of the showing.

I have other things in my life that could bring changes within the next couple of weeks.  I will know something definitely by the first of March on these ‘seasons’ in my life.  God is really awesome!!  I personally can say that I have failed Him, time and again, yet he loves me enough to stand by and help me out and to lead me on.

The book of Ecclesiastes came to mind tonight on my way home from the track.  I was walking with a friend of mine and we were talking about how we don’t always do what we should or could for God.  We talked about Bible reading and prayer, and how we know that things are coming to a close and wrapping up and that we should be more focused on doing God’s work but that we still focus on self and what ‘I’m’ going to do and how it’s a daily thing to remind on-self.  I thought of Ecclesiastes because of the whole ‘season’s things (which is where my title came from).  There’s a time to be born and a time to die, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to keep and a time to cast away…everything has a time.  But it also talks about how stuff is just vanity and not what it seems.  We strive through life to attain and to ‘get’; but in reality it’s not worth it.  When it comes down to it, what matters most is as it’s written in Ecclesiastes 12:13-14, ‘…the conclusion of the whole matter:  Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.  For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil’.  Through this next season of life I want to be able to look back and say that I feared God and I kept his commandments (to love my neighbor as myself, to give to the poor, to be holy for He is holy)…and to know that when I see Him and he looks at my work that I have done throughout my life it will be judged as ‘good’.  Because He sees the secret things…whether they be good or bad…

Seasons…I’m ready for the change.