Daily Delight

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

I have a hard time saying goodbye. Whether it’s to people, places, or events, I want to hang onto them for as long as possible. That person you are while living in those moments, you’ll never be again, and sometimes I want to stay rooted to them.

So I usually struggle with King Solomon’s words:

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven…” -Ecclesiastes 3:1 (ESV)


Lately, I’ve been clinging onto those words, praying their promise over my life that this current season that I am in is simply that, a season- one that’s ending soon. That who I am at this moment, will change into someone better, the woman He wants me to be.

And maybe that resonates with you. Maybe you are going through something that you keep praying over and over again for the Lord to have mercy and bring it to an end.
Maybe you’re trying your hardest to knock a habit, and you can’t seem to do it, and you wish you could just change.

Or maybe this current season of your life is going really well, and you’re counting your blessings every single moment of the day, praying it doesn’t end.

And then maybe, you’re not really seeing yourself in any one season but a mixture of a few.

In any case, I am convinced that He wants you to know that you are where you are for a season; you are who you are at this moment right now for a reason.

I’m not saying that those who are struggling are going to be taken out, or that those who are prospering are going to be thrown into the storm in the next few hours. I’m simply saying to hold tightly to Jesus and loosely to what you’re currently doing.

I’ve found that when we do that, the struggle with the changing seasons slowly fades away. The fight we put up when He tries to mold us isn’t as strong.

I heard somewhere that there are three constant stages of the lives of people who are living for Christ:
You’re heading into a storm, you’re in the middle of a storm, you’re coming out of a storm.

Each one of those is simply a season; a chance to let Him mold you and change you. We need to learn how to praise Him in all of them and not just pick and choose when we want to praise Him. And when we choose to praise Him in the good and the bad, while the molding hurts and when it’s rather seamless, we’re trusting that He has a reason for everything that is happening in our lives.

I’m praying that no matter what happens in your current season, that you would cling tightly to the knowledge that there is a season for everything, and a time for every matter. And you will get through it all.

Janine Carattini

Janine is a twenty-something, grace chasing, heart writing, Kingdom worker.

Her passion is to encourage others to relentlessly pursue after Jesus and to live lives filled with strength, dignity, and grace.

Born and raised in sunny Southern California, her goal is to love people unconditionally. When they ask her why, her answer is simply, "because Jesus asked me to".

Her desire is that by the way she lives her life, by what she writes, people will see Jesus.

You can find and follow her journey on relentlesspursuit.net


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