It's here...Fall. It's my favorite season. I live in the west Texas panhandle, so I use the word "season" loosely.
I love pumpkins. And pumpkin spice lattes (I think I just heard a baptist shout "AMEN!"). I love layers of clothing with cute boots, a sloppy side bun and a hat. I love pumpkin patches, cinnamon, caramel, and candy corn. It's a miracle that by January 1 I'm not a candidate for "The Biggest Loser". I love the crispness that arrives in the air. I enjoy waking up early to read my Bible while it's dark outside and there's a slight chill in the air in my cozy home. I love grabbing my slippers, my robe, my favorite mug and filling it with coffee and spending time with the Lord. Yummy, yummy Fall. Did I mention that I love it?
You know what else I love about the Fall? I love the season premiere of all my favorite t.v. shows. I drudge through the hot, episode-less summer to wake up in late September to the perfect combination of cooler weather and good t.v. (I think I just heard a baptist shout, "Good T.V.? That's an oxymoron.") Sorry to disappoint, but if you're looking for the t.v.-less spiritual giant, you're on the wrong blog. New episodes of my favorite shows is just another way the world reminds me that the season is changing. And usually after I've endured another summer of living-on-the-Texas-sun-hotness, I'm ready for a season change.
My life is in a season change right now. It gives me goosebumps when I stop and think about all that God is doing, all that He is revealing to me. I've been through a season recently where I thought God forgot that He created me with a purpose and a hope and a future like Jeremiah 29:11 promises. I thought He had moved on to someone with more talent, a bigger heart, better time management, or a higher education. I felt like I was in a season of identity crisis...lost identity.
But God never forgot me. He never left me. He was working all along to prepare me for this new season of life. A season when a sweet friend contacted me to tell me she was pursuing her dream and getting her own daytime lifestyle t.v. show...it premieres in my favorite Fall month of October...and she asked me to be her relationship/faith contributor. Wow. Overwhelmed. Undeserving. But prepared. Not because I know so much, but because I know nothing yet I'm learning so much. So a new season is birthed out of what I'm seeking to learn about God, life, marriage, parenting, aging parents, friendships. All the things that really matter - and now God is giving me an outlet to share His hope & truth through those life lessons.
I was in a season where I wanted to stop and give up. God whispered, "Keep Going!".
I hope you'll hang on today and keep going! God might be on the verge of starting a new season in your life. Don't give up one day too early.
"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens..." Ecclesiastes 3:1
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