Friday, May 20, 2011

When Seasons Change...

In our part of the country it's turning into summer real fast.  I think we'll have to put our air conditioner units in the windows soon.  Last week I needed a long sleeve shirt outside and today I got sunburned in a tank top while setting up for our annual yard sale.  (If you're local, call me, we have hoards of stuff!)

Spring never stays long it seems, or somehow I don't get to enjoy it.  It's not quite warm enough and I'm afraid of the mud.  I'm ready for summer, but I'm not quite sure I'm ready for the heat all the time.

Seasons change too quickly for me it seems.  I'm just getting used to one, into the rhythm and then it changes.  Seasons of life often change too quickly for me as well.  Especially if I have little or no warning.

I'm one of those people who plans things, weeks, months, and even years in advance.  Ask me to plan a vacation for tomorrow and it will happen, but I'm not sure I will be pretty!

I suppose some of it is in the need to control.  The need to know that things will happen a certain way.  When really, I don't control much that happens in life.  I thought I'd learned this lesson awhile ago, but it seems that it's pretty deeply ingrained in me.

What is it they say?  Nothing is immune to change, even change itself?  Or something like that!

I wonder if I would be any happier if I tried to go with the flow a little more often.  I think at the very least it would make my husband happier, he of the no planning variety.  Or maybe the change would throw him off!

Good thing I can count on God never changing.  Otherwise I would be completely lost!

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  1. I am jealous of your warm weather! Here in New England we have been very cool and rainy-in the 40's!

    I can struggle with change as well and the need to be in control, but I love the reminder that God never changes and it is He that is in control. He is the constant to which we can cling when we are being tossed about by the storms of life.

  2. Anonymous4:42 AM


    Thanks for your comment on my blog. I too have to learn to "lose control". Better to learn at a young age than have to work on it after an entire big season of life. Habits die hard.

    Listening to God - and He is control - helps us take one day at a time. Planning is okay but be ready to follow His Spirit.


  3. I miss the seasons changing. Around here you have to wait all fall winter and spring for a handfull of sunny days in a row. I am definatly with you on the planning of life. I like to know where everything is going, when, where,...etc. Recently Greg has had some job changes and its leaving everything up in the air! What would we do without a wounderful God to keep us going?!


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