by Coach Melaney

I was talking to my mom the other day, venting about some of the expenses I have. I feel like we’re drowning at times with the amount of funds we are dishing out! She said something to me that really gave me perspective. She said, “There are seasons in life, and you are in a season where you have two young children in school and sports, and you have two older daughters that are in college. Anyone in your shoes would feel the financial impact. This is a season, and you are not failing because you don’t have a lot of money stored up all over the place.” She went on to tell me about some of the seasons in her life and how she had to weather the storms and enjoy the sun-filled moments. As a child, I would have never known the struggle they experienced but for her to share a transparent moment with me, it lifted some of the weight I carried.

Our conversation really encouraged me and reminded me that seasons will come, and seasons will go. It’s how we handle the seasons that matter. I’ve always known this, but something different happened during our conversation. It prompted me to sit and evaluate my heart during this season. Do I really trust God in this season or am I trusting in my own capabilities?

In all transparency, we all must face uncomfortable seasons at some point in life. It could be finances, the loss of a family member, facing divorce or separation from your spouse, or several different seasons. The importance of remembering that seasons are temporary is key to learning how to navigate them successfully.

Here are some things to consider during life’s many seasons:

  • Seasons are temporary: All seasons change. It’s important to remember that just because you experience a season (good or bad), doesn’t mean that season will last forever. Take what you need and throw away what you don’t.
  • Seasons build: Building blocks of character, integrity, and honor are constructed in different seasons.
  • Seasons are necessary: God created seasons. They are essential even the ones that don’t feel good.
  • Seasons test: Just like seasons build character, integrity, and honor, they also test these things. Sometimes we must be tested and tried to realize our authentic selves, our hearts, and our motives.
  • Seasons teach: We should learn valuable lessons during life’s seasons. Keep an open mindset when navigating through any season, there is something to be learned.

Once I adjusted the lens in viewing my current circumstances, I was able to identify just how temporary they are. I now understand how necessary it is for God to build my faith in this season to get me through this temporary moment and teach because this is teaching me priceless lessons on walking in pure faith and truly trusting Him in every single season of life.

I want to encourage you and remind you that every season has an expiration date. Whatever you’re going through, it won’t last long.

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Andrea Johnson June 12, 2023 - 11:13 am

Coach Melaney what an Awesome read!! Thanks for the transparency as well!! It was very encouraging!! Mom’s always speak knowledge!

Melaney June 13, 2023 - 7:38 am

Thank you Momma J.! You know moms always have that good rich wisdom from lived experience! ♥️

Lakeisha Johnson June 12, 2023 - 11:31 am

Melaney, this was a Beautiful article. This is right on time God is so amazing I was just talking about this! What really hit home is seasons building character, integrity, and honor. Seasons come and go, good and bad… This was very good! Thank you for sharing.

Coach Melaney June 13, 2023 - 7:42 am

Absolutely Coach Keisha! Thank you! I know for me, I had to check my behaviors in this season. I felt myself getting impatient and worrying a lot so it was a huge reminder for me to remember, I am not in this thing alone! We have the Master Strategist! 🥰

Mj June 13, 2023 - 6:31 am

Timely and well written words of encouragement. Thank you for the biblical and relational connection to the seasons of our lives. God bless you.


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