Summer Collapsed Into Fall

IMG_9162As I was driving this past weekend, that’s where I do my best thinking, my mind went to several recent conversations I had with people that are either hurting, searching or in a state of confusion.

I hate to see the people I care about hurting and I’m always so desperately trying to find a word of encouragement to shine a little light into their day. Some times that’s all I can come up with is just “a word,” because let’s face it, this world we live in is hard and certainly messy and some times there just are no words to make it all seem better. I thought about the times that I needed just “a word” of encouragement to get me through another day. It was in that replay of thoughts that I realized the season of life I was currently in….

A season of answers.

There are seasons in your life that ask questions and seasons that provide the answers.

Are you searching? Are you in a season right now of asking questions, asking the whys? 

“I don’t get it. I don’t understand. How did I get here? I thought I was making the right decisions but right now my life looks like a trainwreck.” 

Are you there right now? Are you asking, searching to make sense out of the place you find yourself in?

I’ve been there. I’ve felt like if I could just understand the “why” of what I was dealing with, I could come out on the other side. But the hard truth is sometimes we just have to choose to move forward without the answers right then and there. We have to pick up the pieces that we have been handed and choose joy instead. And hold onto the hope that one day it will all make sense.

I’m in a crazy, blessed season of answers!

Some days I’m not even sure how I got here but I’m so incredibly thankful I did. I wake up thinking I can’t believe I’m here. This is life! Life is good and so many things make sense now. I see why I had to go through the hard stuff to get here. I see why I had to fight through the messy on my own. I see why I had to pour my whole heart into things to be able to watch it grow and become something so beautiful.

I remember a time fighting with God, continually asking him why?? Begging for the answers I so desperately wanted to hear.

And every time He would quietly say, “Just be still my girl; do what you can, with where you are, with what I’ve already given you, and the rest will come.”

And the rest did come.

If you are in a season of confused uncertainty and more whys than you can count, be still my friend. Do what you can, with what you have, right where you are… and the rest will come.

And just like summer will collapse into fall and fall transitions into winter, your season of answers will come. And you’ll see all the beauty come out of that growing season of doubt and wonder.

 

What season are you in right now? A season of questioning or perhaps you made it out to the other side of a season full of answers? I’d love to hear from you! Feel free to shoot me your comments below.

Keep shining, A. Flavio

 

 

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