It is no coincidence that I have joined a conference team titled Legacy Seasons of Beauty in the last year. The team name alone reminds me of the beauty that can be found in every season of my life. Some seasons may not seem as beautiful as others but the beauty can always be found if we look for it. The hardest, toughest times of life can hold some of the most value.
I love to look out my window and watch the seasons change. Nothing is more beautiful to me than seeing the leaves change into gorgeous colors of red, yellow, orange and purple. The smell of fall in the air excites me because I know the holidays will follow shortly. One new season prepares us for the next.
Each season can be met with excitement, and optimism or it can be met with fear and negativity. It really is up to us to decide which glasses we will view it through.
I am learning through this season of my life to resist fear and step out into faith at what I feel God is calling me to do. My children are grown, my days of being a stay at mom are done. After 25 years, I am going back to work after just completing my bachelors degree. Other doors of opportunity are opening that could potentially be very frightening. Fear has clawed at me and tried to get me to back down but faith gives me the strength to push on. I ignore the voice of fear and run optimistically into the next season of life trusting in Gods word to guide me.