Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Season for Everything

Thursdays – Dawn’s Devotions for Writers

“To everything there is a season,
a time for every purpose under heaven.”
(Ecclesiastes 3:1 NKJV)

The sun is shining. Squirrels are scampering in the trees outside my windows, preparing for what's to come. Fall is my favorite time of the year. I love the crisp air and bright autumn colors.

Our generous God has given us a variety of seasons to anticipate and enjoy. There's something to appreciate about each one.

Fall provides a reprieve from hot summer temperatures and provides a stunning palette of color throughout nature.

Although winter can be cold and dark, newly fallen snow can also be bright and dazzling. Ice-covered trees and long icicles can make us feel that we’ve entered another world overnight. And what’s not to like about curling up with a good book, hot chocolate, and a roaring fire?

Spring releases us from confinement and reminds us that each day provides a new beginning.

Warm weather, picnics with friends, hanging out at the beach, and vacations with family are things associated with summer months. People renew and energize for what’s to come.

We experience personal—or life—seasons as we grow from infancy to adulthood. Time spent as a child, teen, young adult, middle-aged person, and an elderly person all has its challenges and blessings.

As writers, there are seasons to learn all that we can, and seasons to write all we can. Seasons to submit our work, and seasons to wait. Seasons to be published, and seasons to not. Seasons to focus on our careers, and seasons to focus on our families. Seasons to work hard—and seasons to rest.

No season is better than the other.
Each has a purpose under heaven.

In which writing season are you living?
Enjoy it and look for the blessings it provides.


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