Accept the season we are in leads us to the beauty of surrendered obedience.

Today, I’m joining Kate Motaung and others for Five Minute Friday, where we write five minutes on a one-word prompt.Today’s word: ACCEPT

Dearest Reader,

Happy first day of Autumn. Autumn is the most magical time of the year. Slow changes come in small transitions, we slow our pace and slow our bodies, listening to the magic whispering as leaves twirl, dancing to the ground. The child in us longs to kick them, collect them in our pockets, clinging to the scent wafting in the air. 

Pumpkins, falling leaves, apple orchards, and sharpened pencils. I love them all. This is the season where I seem to flourish. Cooler air, open windows, and gentle breezes. A hint of smokey air passes through.

“I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address. …. Instead of a heart, a bottom line.” Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) from You’ve Got Mail 

Each time I have watched You’ve Got Mail, I notice every season is portrayed, beginning with Autumn, and ending with Autumn. I’m convinced that’s why I love the movie so much.

I struggle to stay present in the season I find myself in, gazing ahead to the next, often with dread of what it might hold. Do you? I hope I’m not alone, not the only one who is always gazing beyond where I am rather than accepting where God has placed me in this moment.

God has been whispering in the still small places of my soul to accept the step I am on. Accept the season I am in. In fact, it has become my go-to advice for many friends, and still, I gaze ahead at the unseen.

How do we accept the season we are in, and while we are in it, find a mighty God?

  • “But from there, you will search for the Lord your God, and you will find him when you seek him with all your heart and all your soul.” Deuteronomy 4:29 (CSB)
  • “You will seek me and find me when you search for me with all your heart. I will be found by you-this is the Lord’s declaration” Jeremiah 29:13&14a (CSB) 
  • “He did this so that they might seek God, and perhaps they might reach out and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.” Acts 17:27 (CSB)

When we are seeking God, there is peace where we are.

Fear for the next season will dissipate when staying present in and with surrendered obedience.

Surrendered obedience is a thing of beauty.

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