There is a Time For Everything
King Solomon, the wisest man in the world, determined in all his findings, that there is a time or a season for everything. A time to do everything. He penned his opinions in the book of Ecclesiastes chapter 3. His wisdoms have been quoted throughout the ages. I quote them here again as a reminder to us all that life is seasonal. Every thought, feeling, emotion and situation in life is temporary. Life’s ebbs and flows can impact us greatly, causing discomfort, pain and grief.
Here’s a list of 28 things there is a time or season for. If your listening to the podcast you can find the list in the podcast description.
A Time or Season:
1. to be born (Ecc_3:2; Gen_18:14; Gen_21:2)
2. to die (Ecc_3:2; Heb_9:27)
3. to plant (Ecc_3:2; Gen_8:22; Mat_15:13)
4. to pluck up
5. to kill (Ecc_3:3; Gen_2:17)
6. to heal (Ecc_3:3; Mar_11:22-24; Joh_10:10; Joh_14:12-13; Joh_15:7; Jas_5:14-16)
7. to break down
8. to build up
9. to weep (Ecc_3:4; Jas_4:7-10)
10. to laugh (Ecc_3:4; Psa_2:4)
11. to mourn (Ecc_3:4; Mat_5:4; Mat_9:15)
12. to dance (Ecc_3:4; Psa_149:3; Psa_150:4)
13. to cast away stones (Ecc_3:5)
14. to gather stones
15. to embrace
16. to refrain from embracing
17. to get, buy, or acquire (Ecc_3:6)
18. to lose, or take a loss
19. to keep things (Ecc_3:6; Luk_8:15; 2Ti_1:14)
20. to cast away things (Ecc_3:6; Ecc_11:1)
21. to rend, i.e. tear (Ecc_3:7)
22. to sew, or join together
23. to keep silence
24. to speak your mind
25. to love (Ecc_3:8; 1Co_13:1-13; 2Pe_1:1-21)
26. to hate, or make preference
27. to make war (Ecc_3:8; 2Co_10:4-5; Eph_6:10-18)
28. to make peace (Ecc_3:8; Rom_5:1; Eph_4:1-3)
There are times when we laugh, dance, rejoice, embrace, love, plant, heal, reap, and build. Then there are the darker seasons of life. A time to weep, mourn, lose, kill, break down, rend, hate, make war, and die. Such is life. At times we can be in several seasons at one time. Life is cyclical just as the seasons are and just as the moon. Nothing ever stays the same. It is ever changing. We must learn that we will always be ebbing and flowing in and out of seasons just as the ocean waves ebb and flow with the pull of the moon.
We should be able to flow from one to the next and do all we can not to get stuck in one season or another. Keep moving forward in life. Always remember every situation in life is temporary.
With time every season will end and a new one will begin. Learn to pace yourself and learn the lessons you can from the experiences you have. They will help you in the next season. Those lessons can also help others as they enter into a similar season of their life.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Cindy Hyde, MA is an author, Believer, blogger, ordained minister, pastoral counselor, media personality, professional life coach, and CEO and founder of The East Texas Healing Center. Over the course of her career, Cindy has become known as a trusted partner among those who are serious about living a productive and successful life. Cindy holds a Master’s Degree in Education, Bachelor’s in Communication, and an Associate’s in Information Technology - Visual Communication. She currently lives in Nacogdoches, TX with her doting and patient husband Michael. She is passionate about writing and helping others become published authors and Authorpreneurs through her Workbook and her Writing Workshops, graphic design. Connect with Cindy cindyhyde.com, fb.me/cindyhyde, @cindyhyde, linkedin/in/cindyhyde, and her Author Site.
Cindy Hyde, MAEd specializes in soul care. She is an author, teacher, Ordained Minister, Pastoral Counselor, Professional Life Coach, wife, mother, grandmother and CEO/Founder of The East Texas Healing Center (a hospital for the soul).