I’m not sure what you think of when you read the words “New Season”. I mean these simple words could mean a number of things. You may think of the 4 seasons – Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn. I find the UK has something closer to one blurred season, with most varieties of weather sometimes occurring in one week!
You might think of a new season of fashion with an influx of the latest trends in your favourite high street retailers, and a chance to update your wardrobe.
Or you may think about a new season in life – a change in circumstances. A new school year, starting College or University, moving to a new place, starting a new job or possibly all of these things at once! We all experience these seasons of change in life and they often come with a whole host of emotions.
Change is common in life but it isn’t always comfortable. Change will uproot the familiar and will often leave us trying to find our footing.
There are so many ways that we might try to deal with this but a lot of what we do is not helpful in the long run. We may try to find our footing by looking at the people around us. Maybe playing the comparison game – trying to find where we fit in, looking for acceptance and reassurance from others. These might not be the first things that come to mind when you think about being in a new season, but these are definitely things many people will naturally do.
No matter what situation we are in, it is important to continually remember our identity. For me, knowing who I am in Christ is the best way to find my footing. In those seasons of change I aim to stand on Him, the solid rock.
In every season I want to look up, keep my eyes fixed on Him, know who I am in Him and remain grounded in Him.
Colossians 3:1-3 (NIV)
Living as Those Made Alive in Christ
3 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.