I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.
My heart longs to live a life of the true example of Christ. I am by no means close to perfection and am quick to recognize my faults. There is no condensed summary of who I am as a person. I change everyday and constantly strive to live a life better than the day before.
“We’re all in this together. There is no weight that I have that you don’t also carry. We are image bearers of Christ.” Jon Foreman
I just recently came out of a season in my life, about a year ago where I was faced with trials, guilt, decisions, persecution and everything difficult that you could possibly imagine.
Between then and now God has been under full-time construction, more of a “reconstruction” rather, in my heart and throughout my life.
A new season has begun in my life, and it promises tons of love, surprises, and opportunities. Very exciting!
Ecclesiastes 3: 1-15 says,
“There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven. A time to give birth, and a time to die. A time to plant, and a time to uproot what is planted. A time to kill, and a time to heal; A time to tear down, and a time to build up. A time to weep, and a time to laugh. A time to mourn, and a time to dance. A time to throw stones, and a time to gather stones. A time to embrace, and a time to shun embracing. A time to search, and a time to give up as lost. A time to keep, and a time to throw away. A time to tear apart, and a time to sew together. 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. What profit is there to the worker from that in which he toils? I have seen the task which God has given the sons of men with which to occupy themselves. He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also set eternity in their heart, yet so that man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end. I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and to do good in one’s lifetime; moreover, that every man who eats and drinks sees good in all his labor, it is the gift of God. I know that everything God does will remain forever; there is nothing to add to it and there is nothing to take from it, for God has so worked that men should fear Him. That which is has been already, and that which will be has already been, for God seeks what has passed by.”
I believe that there is a time for everything, and this new season is my uprising from what I have been through these past couple of years. I don’t know what His ultimate plan for me is, I don’t know what my final purpose here on earth is, I don’t know if there will be more seasons of “lows” than of “highs” but I will remain faithful and have hope in Him and His word through them all. There was a purpose for my last season, and there will be a purpose for this new time as well. In my heart I feel my season of fruitfulness is here. I am seeing the Holy Spirit move, I am seeing spiritual growth, I am being blessed beyond measure, and so many things that I have been praying for are happening. His timing is perfect.