Do you ever experience something and clearly feel that nothing will be the same? It can be in a good situation or a bad one. When it’s happening you know you will be changed when it’s over. I talk a lot about seasons going on in my life. But there’s something different when you have to adjust because things aren’t the same. The adjustment season is an interesting place to be.
The Adjustment Season
If you’re a girl and you constantly wear a hair tie, you would know that it stretches over time. It doesn’t mean you stop using it but instead have tricks to make it work like double tying it. This is sort of what I feel the adjustment season is. Sometimes a thing changes you but there are other things in your life that are the same. This just means you have to adjust yourself into the life you know when you don’t feel the same. Lately, I’ve learned how independent I can be. But I know my life doesn’t give too much way for me to be as independent. It can be hard to feel you don’t fit into what you used to know but it’s about adjusting. I don’t have where I’m still at. But I know I can grow from it.
Timing is Everything
God is good all the time. He always knows where our path is taking us. For me, it’s about learning that seasons don’t last forever. When you feel you’ve outgrown a place it’s okay. But I also need to be patient and not rush into the next thing when it’s not time yet. Pastor Earl McClellan said this and it stuck with me, “Just because you’re ready doesn’t mean it’s time.” You can be in a place where you feel you’re ready to move on but maybe it’s not in God’s plans yet. Is it hard to stay there? Yes. Adjusting isn’t easy but it will help to get everything from your current season and be prepared for the next one. Regardless of impatience or preparedness, following what God’s plans say will be more fruitful. So learning to adjust may not be ideal, but it’s the best route in obedience.
There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens.Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NIV)
A lot of this season feels uncertain and highlights all the growing pains of life. But it shows that there is something at the horizon that we’re preparing for.
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