You ever look at your life as a series of seasons? Do you ever wonder when this season of your life will be over? Or, maybe you keep wishing and praying this season will never end. Either way, Richard Blackaby has recently published a book all about just that–seasons of life. I began immediately intrigued by the title of this book, The Seasons of God, as I’ve recently been wondering what kind of funk…er…season I’ve been in and where it might be leading lately.
Season by season, Blackaby shares ideas about God’s impact on our lives from Spring to Winter. His goal–that we make the most of every experience no matter what season we are in. Now don’t think by season he means our stage of life (young adult, middle age, or senior adult). Rather, Blackaby is talking about our seasons of experiences as a part of God’s delight in diversity. As Blackaby proves, “everything in our lives has a season, an appropriate time–not in some random way but in a manner that’s charged with purpose.” For me, this concept gives me purpose. It gives me a reason not to waste today because it’s only for a season…a God-given season. As Blackaby says, “Too many people squander major portions of their lives because they’re continually gazing at life’s distant shores instead of opening their eyes to amazing opportunities before them today.” I don’t want to be that person, wasting a God-given season. Thanks to Blackaby’s encouragement may I never view a season of my life the same again. After all, who hold’s all the seasons of life together? God. With God’s help I will thrive in whatever season I am in. And, as a result life will never be boring or without purpose. Thank you Jesus!
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. However, the opinions therein are all my own.