2014: Counting Life In Seasons Instead Of Years

Standing on the edge of a new year doesn’t feel as magnificent as it used to be. Each year feels less like a new year and more like an extension of the year before. I set less elaborate goals and rely more on the previous year’s learning to guide me through the New Year.

Today, standing on this side of a new year feels different. It feels as if I’m riding 2013’s wave into 2014. I haven’t set any major new goals and probably wont either.

2013 has been tough in so many ways. I’ve learned that sometimes life isn’t just black or white. Sometimes there are grey areas. I’ve learned that the most Spiritual moments in life doesn’t necessarily come from reading my Bible, praying or going to church, but rather to face life when it presses. I’ve learned more about the value of sonship and fathership than what I can write down here.

But beyond that, I’ve learned that life works better when it is counted in seasons instead of years. Since each season requires a different strategy, vision, and direction, entering 2014 isn’t daunting. I know the season I’m in right now. It hasn’t changed yet and it wont change before tomorrow.

I will continue to build and establish, but with a better strategy from what I’ve learned over the past year.

I will make 2014 count in seasons instead of months.

Here’s to everyone going into a new season or extending their seasons!

In the words of the wisest man who ever lived:

There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:

a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

King Solomon |  Ecc 3: 1 – 8