Autumn is officially here! This season is filled with my favorite colors; yellows, oranges, and reds! Funny side note, when my husband and I were dating he asked if I owned any other colors, for the warm brown tones were the staple in my wardrobe. I was reminded this week that during Fall the trees will show us how lovely it can be to let things go. The crisp morning air, cuddly blankets, and a fragrant cup of freshly brewed Joe seem to give this new season a shift in perspective. As we put away the last seashell decorations of Summer and surround ourselves with pumpkins, gourds, and other Fall motifs we are ever so subtly reminding ourselves to let go of the past and embrace the beautiful present. I love that God gave us this perfect example. The leaves begin to turn from the greens of summer to the golden hues of Autumn. Then, in God’s perfect timing, they fall from the trees. After a bit of research, I found that many types of trees shed their leaves as a strategy to survive cold or dry weather. Basically, for their protection and continued growth. So, here are some questions to ponder as you begin to navigate this new season.
As you begin to navigate this new season, how could God be encouraging you to let go and let God?
When we shed our own “leaves”, those that are polluting our thoughts and minds, we ultimately learn to surrender to God. This deliberate act is a choice and what we often perceive it as a weakness, but God sees it as strength. When we admit that we can’t do this life alone, He protects and equips us for the new season.
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23
What are you holding on to that God may be telling you it’s time to release?
Perhaps, you are trying desperately to control and micro-manage everything in your life. Control can be the hardest thing to “shed” because the world tells us that surrendering control makes us weak and vulnerable. However, we must remember that God is always in control. We need to recognize His mighty authority and let him lead.
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28
In conclusion, God may be encouraging you to let go so He can equip you to survive and thrive in your new season of life. If any of the above resonated with you, perhaps you are frozen on your path in life and are in need of a path partner. As Christian Life Coaches, we are here to help you move forward on the path that God is waiting to unveil in His perfect timing. Please contact us for FREE Discovery Call. It would be our honor and privilege to walk alongside you on your journey.