I think that we can learn lessons in every season of life. Whether this season is wonderful and filled with joy or maybe it’s awful and filled with pain and strife. We can always learn something from our experiences.
One of the hardest seasons of my life was when my mom unexpectedly passed away. I faced a lot of turmoil, bouts of rage, denial, and worst of all- sleepless nights. For an entire year I couldn’t sleep through the night and HAD to sleep with the tv on. I feared the silence because I didn’t want thoughts or emotions to surface. But once I got some closure by paying a visit to my moms family I was able to get some rest and peace. I learned a lot through that season and became who I am today. I look back now and see how far I’ve come and how much I have grown.
God provides different people for each season of life. It’s funny how our childhood best friends become a simple acquaintance or our high school bestie with whom we shared everything with has seemingly fallen off the planet. If it weren’t for social media I would have no idea what the friends of my past are up to. Each friend in each season taught me so much and there are a few friends who are so dear to me that on the rare occurrence that we see each other we are able to pick up right where we left off. Some friends have been great listeners or advice givers, some have been hurtful and there only for a lesson, some I have looked up to as a role model and others were simply there to fill a small void of lonlieness. God has always provided someone and when He hasn’t I think that’s when He wants me to lean more on Him.
I think what is most important is that we take the bad with the good. When you are going through hard times, learn from it. It won’t last forever. You will look back on it and see how much you’ve grown. And when you experience great joy, learn from that too. You will look back on that and be thankful for the moment.
In the same way I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born,” says the Lord. Isaiah 66:9
Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness. Colossians 2:7
For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1