To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: Ecclesiastes 3:1
Happy 1st day of September. Is it me or did the seasons seem to change overnight? I saw a tree this week and its leaves were already beginning to change colors.
And I wonder..what if the trees were unwilling to lose their leaves.
What if they rebelled against change and held onto their leaves because they wanted to hold on to their colors which draws the attention of men?
What if they said I will hold on to what I have, in spite of knowing there would not be enough water or moisture to sustain the excess?
What if the trees pushed back their assignment to make provision for squirrels and small animals with the nuts that fall to the ground?
What if they said they wanted to stay the same and did not care if there would be no room for the next period of growth in the springtime?
What if the trees that were designed to change said, I want to be like the evergreen and keep what I have?
What if the trees, did not want to sow their leaves into the ground?
What if the trunk decided it did not want to draw from the nutrients and water provided by the leaves, and decided to try to stand on it’s own strength?
What if they did this year after year, held on to the beauty on the outside while dying on the inside?
Change is inevitable. We must be willing to let go of what no longer belongs to us. We must be willing to go bare for a season in order to have life for the next season. We must recognize that God’s plan for change is to sustain us and not to kill us.
Just a few thoughts as I think of the changes that are happening in my life. I have some leaves that I need to let fall to ground. Pondering with my coffee in hand.
Enjoy your coffee and power up your day
Ayoka Boyce ~ Minister, Author, Blogger, Lover of Coffee