What I’m Learning In This Season

It is sort of a cheesy Christian thing to say things like “in this season of my life” or “this has been a rough season of life” and sometimes “I am excited for this season of my life”. And as much as I despise those cheesy Christian quotes (like these) I actually like this one. It really is so true! Just like the seasons change and everything around you has a different look and feel, life can be so much the same way! I have gone through many definite seasons in my 23 years of life.

>> New college girl
>> Growing in my faith
>> Engaged
>> Newlywed

and now…

>> Waiting

I feel like I am in a huge season of waiting right now and my un-patient self is less than loving it.

In marriage: The Hubs and I have been married almost two years, so among our friends we are almost the “old” married couple now, bye bye newlywed status.

We have discussions about when to buy a house or start a family but the answer to those exciting things right now is… wait.

I graduated in December with my elementary teaching degree and now I just have to wait until schools start interviewing for next school year. More waiting.

The Hubs and I have an exciting opportunity to get involved in something we are excited and passionate about (more on that in the future) but it also requires more… yep, waiting.

So I have deemed this season of my life, The Season of Waiting. And like I mentioned before, I was not so blessed with the gift of patience. So in many ways, this season is s-u-c-k-i-n-g!

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a book that provided encouragement for times like this, when we are struggling with a particular season in our life and we can’t do much about it but wait? What’s that? There is a book that provides encouragement for times like this, when we are struggling with a particular season in our life and we can’t do much about it but wait?

The Bible!

While I am in this waiting season these verses will be my mantra[s]! So thankful that I serve a God who has a plan and knows exactly what he is doing!

Galatians 6:9

And <span class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(A)”>let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, <span class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(B)”>if we do not give up.


Romans 8:25

 But if we hope for what we do not see, we <span class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="(A)”>wait for it with patience.

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil,<span class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(B)”>to give you a future and a hope.

Philippians 4:6

Do not be anxious about anything, <span class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(B)”>but in everything by prayer and supplication <span class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(C)”>with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

2 thoughts on “What I’m Learning In This Season

  1. Tobi says:

    Love this! And love those verses! Even though I'm in a different season than you, I still totally need to hear/live/believe those verses! Love you! I can't WAIT to see what future God has in store for you and Collin! I imagine this is going to be a big year for you two!

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  2. Deborah Raney says:

    As I was reading, I was composing a reply in my mind, and then I saw that Tobi already composed it in her mind and beat me to posting it.

    SO true. Those are great verses whatever season we're in––but especially in a waiting time. Thanks for the reminder.

    And sorry about passing my IMPATIENT gene on to you! :{

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