These days, normalcy has taken on a new meaning. The last two years of COVID have taught us many things, like how to pivot and become resilient.
Just like there is Summer, Winter, Spring and Fall, we experience seasons of life.
I call them reporting, refining, restoring, and reflecting.
The season of reporting is a critical season in life.
This is the moment or moments when you become aware that something is taking place. There’s a sense of imminent change ahead. It’s scary, it’s unfamiliar, it’s daunting. Yet, there’s a desire to press in.
What do you report?
To whom are you reporting?
You report that you are wounded; you begin to seek answers for your woundedness. You admit your hurt and pain. You tell yourself, “It’s okay that I’m not okay.” In this season, journaling can be a great tool to express what’s going on in your mind and spirit.
Then there is the refining season.
This can be painful because you will see some relationships go away; you will spend a lot of time on your own sorting out your thoughts and actions. This season can bring some loneliness, but you have hope because you know your decision to change has to happen.
In this season, tap into your higher power. For me, it is God and I pray, listen to songs that uplift my soul, and I continue to write. My encouragement to you, verbally remind yourself it is a season and will not last forever.
Be encouraged! The joy of restoration is near and you are becoming stronger with each step.