Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time.” Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NLT)
Is there a cluster of family photos in your living room that you love? Telling your family’s story to all who take the time to look. Pictures of first steps, holidays, graduations and celebrations. You might look at the pictures every day, or every now and then, but the pictures never change.
We change our furniture and repaint our walls. How often do we change our picture frames? Have you given your photos a facelift by swapping the old frames with new ones? In turn giving your cherished family photos a new perspective?
Perhaps you are facing a season of change and would be encouraged by some “reframing” and a fresh perspective. Ecclesiastes 3:11 says God has made everything beautiful for its own time. God has designed our lives into beautiful seasons, but there is a time limit on each one.
Some seasons are wide-open doors for our passions and calling … and some seasons are closed doors when God asks us to grow spiritually, professionally, relationally, or maybe emotionally.
God has a purpose for all of us and often calls us to change. Do you feel like you are in a closed-door season? Ask God what this new time makes possible for you. Join a Bible study. Help out a different ministry. Mentor a young person. Pursue a dream. Spend more time in prayer. These are all new frames you can put around this season of change.