Seasons Have Reasons | Motivation To Trust God Through the End of 2020

Mister Brown
I noticed this year that a lot of people were putting their Christmas decorations up early. Some people even put their decorations up before Thanksgiving! One person said that the reason he was putting his lights up early was that he was rushing to get 2020 over with. Can you relate?

It has been a tough year for a lot of reasons, so many people are doing anything to get 2020 over with. But I have another way to look at this year: 2020 is an opportunity for greatness. We will move out of 2020 anyway, so why not choose to thrive and not simply survive 2020?

There is a theme throughout the Bible and it is that seasons have reasons. No matter if the season is great or the season is hard, God is up to something. If everything was always perfect, we wouldn’t appreciate the good seasons as much.

The well-known scripture passage Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 talks about all kinds of seasons. Some are good and some are rough, but it’s a reminder that life is full of seasons.

I am also reminded of the story of Joseph in Genesis 37-50. Joseph went through a lot of tough times and he didn’t do anything wrong in these circumstances, but God was still at work. Starting in Acts 7:9, Stephen talks about the story of Joseph. He points out that the Lord was with Joseph in the tough seasons.

Joseph’s story turns out okay in the end, but not every story is like that. The prophet Jeremiah did not have a story where all things worked out great. God told Jeremiah to preach to His people and tell them to turn from their sins, but no one turned from their sins. The nation kept sinning and God judged them. Some may say that Jeremiah was a failure, but I disagree. Jeremiah was a success because he obeyed God and trusted Him for the results.

As 2020 comes to an end, remember that this is an opportunity for greatness and seasons have reasons. God is up to something great, so don’t rush to the next season of life. Trust God so he can work in you, work through you, and work on you.

Quote from Tony Evans, “You only have one source. Everything else is a resource.”

Hebrew 12:1-2 “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”

James 1:2-3 “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.”

“Helping you connect faith and life.”