Seasons

Seasons

With the World Series in full swing, baseball season is officially coming to a close. The baseball season consists of over 160 games and over the season we witness teams at their best and some at their worst. At any point in time a team can be at the top of their division, but it only takes a few games to fall to the middle of the pack or even to fall to the bottom. Year after year we see that it does not matter where the team is during the beginning of the season or even the middle, but rather how they endure to the end. The team destined to win it all at the beginning of the season, rarely does and the team that does not seem to have a chance may find themselves singing “We are the Champions” in October. The season is long but if you stay in the game you have the potential to be victorious in the end.

In life we experience a series of seasons. At any point during a season we can be at the top of our game, but just as easily with a few bad breaks or decisions, we can find ourselves at the bottom. The good news is that it does not take us out of the running. With some endurance and perseverance we can still be victorious. We may find that we have to trade some people on our team or perhaps we have to re-evaluate our strategy and make some different moves. Sometimes all it takes is a shift in our surroundings or environments that allows us to hit it out of the park. The key is to keep playing the game. Day after day, week after week, month after month just keep going.

We may find ourselves in seasons when we are less than victorious. No matter what we do, we fall short of the desired prize. Don’t despair! Just like baseball, there is another season on the horizon. After a season of defeat, we have to brush it off and get some rest by turning it over to God in prayer. We have to strengthen and train by reading and studying the Word of God. We have to seek out coaching and guidance from the Holy Spirit. We have everything in us to be victorious. Scripture says that we are not only victorious, but that we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us (Romans 8:37).

18 Comments
  • Lisa Quintana
    Posted at 16:53h, 29 October Reply

    “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:” Ecc. 3:1

    These words still ring true to us today. When I am going through a tough season, I try to ask the Lord what it is I need to learn, too, because all things do, in fact, work for our good when we follow God and allow Him to “prune us.”

    Here’s to the blooming season!

    • S. A. Foster
      Posted at 16:21h, 10 November Reply

      The blooming season! What a great way to see it. Thanks!

  • Melissa Henderson
    Posted at 16:56h, 29 October Reply

    Times of defeat can bring us down. There is glory and comfort in knowing times of defeat are not forever. We are His children and our victory is in Him. 🙂

    • S. A. Foster
      Posted at 16:21h, 10 November Reply

      Yes! Thank you

  • Ava James
    Posted at 17:42h, 29 October Reply

    How important for us to use God’s word to encourage and revitalise us. Not sometimes but all the time!

    • S. A. Foster
      Posted at 16:22h, 10 November Reply

      Yes, ALL the time!

  • Yvonne Morgan
    Posted at 17:56h, 29 October Reply

    Such truth in your thoughts on seasons. The one constant for us is Christ in our lives. He remains with us during all the seasons. Thanks for the encouragement today.

    • S. A. Foster
      Posted at 16:23h, 10 November Reply

      Thanks!

  • Jessica Brodie
    Posted at 01:32h, 30 October Reply

    Amen! Seasons are always in flux. I take heart knowing that amidst the chaos, GOD is the strong and mighty center that never wavers. Bless you!

    • S. A. Foster
      Posted at 16:24h, 10 November Reply

      Yes He is! Thanks. God bless you.

  • Stephen De La Vega
    Posted at 03:31h, 30 October Reply

    Yes. We will face difficulty and sometimes defeat, but we have a Father who restores us and who is already victorious. So, like you wrote, we are more than conquerors. Even when we are down, we are more, for when we are weak, He is strong. Thank you for this motivation.

    • S. A. Foster
      Posted at 16:27h, 10 November Reply

      Thank you for your comments!

  • Nancy E. Head
    Posted at 12:22h, 30 October Reply

    I love the idea of life as a series of seasons. And we have to recognize when the time comes to move to a new time. Thanks and God bless!

    • S. A. Foster
      Posted at 16:27h, 10 November Reply

      Thank you🙂

  • Beth Bingaman
    Posted at 13:42h, 31 October Reply

    “The key is to stay in the game.” Amen! Good post.

    • S. A. Foster
      Posted at 16:28h, 10 November Reply

      Thanks Beth!🙂

  • Karen Friday
    Posted at 16:16h, 02 November Reply

    What a wonderful analogy! Especially love the ending statements: prayer, strengthen and train through God’s Word, and coaching from the Holy Spirit! Amen!

    • S. A. Foster
      Posted at 16:28h, 10 November Reply

      Thank you

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