A new season is here.
Summer has arrived and the effects are already felt all around our home.
Sleepovers. Swim parties. Cookouts.
The fun is just beginning.
But new seasons aren’t always enjoyable. Sometimes the changes in life can create a feeling of insecurity.
An uneasiness with the unknown of what it will look like.
I have a LOT of new things coming up and as excited as I am, I’m also a little nervous.
Change in Family
This next school year my youngest is going back to school and my oldest is going to college.
Both BIG changes for me.
My momma heart wants to hold onto my kids forever, but I know I have to let them grow up.
Saying I’ll let go is so much easier than actually doing it!
Change in Blogging
You may have noticed a metamorphosis in my website over the past month.
Preparing for a launch of something new, I hired Maria Morris from Design Blossoms to help me create a warm, bright atmosphere on my blog.
Although I was excited for these changes, it became a little overwhelming to make all the decisions.
But that’s why I hired a professional.
I needed someone to guide me through the process and help me get where I wanted to go.In the midst of life changes, we often need a guide to help us keep moving forward through the new season.Click To Tweet
The Last Change: Beginning a New Adventure
I started a SHOP!
It wasn’t something I expected to do.
But honestly, since the moment I learned to use Photoshop, I was hooked.
I could literally spend hours on there playing around with graphics.
After prayer and encouragement from my husband, I decided to combine my love for Photoshop and t-shirts (I’m a dress comfy kinda girl) and start a shop on my website.
It satisfies the creative side of me and helps to support the costs associated with running the Flourishing Today Blog.
And who doesn’t love a cute tee??
I’d love for you to stay awhile and browse! If there’s something you’d love to see, let me know and I’ll do my best to get it.
Dealing with the Changes
With all these amazing things going on, I can feel a bit incapable….unprepared for the busyness, the newness, and the change in schedules.
As I look forward into this next season I decided that it’s time to embrace it, rather than dread it.
God has always provided and this time is no different.
What He calls me to, He will get me through.
Here are a few things I’m reminded of as I embark on this new season.
3 Ways to Embrace a New Season in Life
Rely on God
Most of the time when I feel overwhelmed, it’s because I think that I’m in this thing alone.
I forget that the One who controls all things, the Creator of the Universe, will never leave me or forsake me.
These new seasons in life cause me to draw closer to Him and rely on Him in the midst of the hard.
When I’m missing having my son at home, He’ll be my comforter.
If I feel overwhelmed by creating new content or products, He will be my Source.
I’m never alone, even if I feel like I am.
Expect Good Things
Therefore the Lord waits [expectantly] and longs to be gracious to you,
And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you.
For the Lord is a God of justice;
Blessed (happy, fortunate) are all those who long for Him [since He will never fail them].
When I enter into a new season, sometimes I can go in looking at the negatives. The what if’s can plague my mind, stirring up anxiety and fear.
But that is not from God.
He longs to do good for us. He wants us to expect great things from Him. His plan is to prosper us and not to harm us all the days of our lives.
When we focus on the negative possibilities of a new season, our minds are not in alignment with God’s Word.
In this new season of change, I’m choosing to focus on the amazing things that God is going to bring forth as I follow His lead.
Take one day at a time
This is a biggie for me.
I can get overwhelmed by the big picture.
I’m a detailed person, so when I see big changes, I can get caught up in processing through every-little-thing.
One thing I’m learning is to take one day at a time.
Yes, I need to think about the future, but that can’t be my main focus.If we constantly think about the future, we miss out on the present.Click To Tweet
Each day God gives us grace….our daily bread. Not our yearly bread or even our weekly bread.
As we take in His grace for each day, we will experience peace and make our transition into the new season a much smoother one!
What about you?
Are you going through a life change? How are you navigating through? I’d love for you to share your thoughts in the comments below.
Friend, one thing I am sure of in the new seasons we face….God is with us! With Him by our side and guiding us through, there’s nothing we can’t get through!
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