Finding Contentment in Seasons

 Canon 5D Mark II; 50mm f/1.4  |  ISO 250; f/3.5; 1/3200 sec

Canon 5D Mark II; 50mm f/1.4  |  ISO 250; f/3.5; 1/3200 sec

The previous picture is very different than this one. When I took this picture, my fingers probably felt like they were going to fall off. It was about 25F/-3C outside and I was literally shaking in my boots. I guess I wasn't cold enough to leave and not take photos though. You can clearly see my priorities. :)

Growing up in Houston, TX, I never saw season changes. It was either hot or cold. Being in these cold places lately have reminded me of how seasons work--they are for a short period of time through the year and all have different aspects to them--whether it be hot or cold, snow or flowers, etc. It also reminded me of how this is also a reality in our lives. Whatever we're doing right now, most likely it's a season of our lives--whether that's raising young children, working on a career, retiring, getting married, etc.

I feel at times it's hard to be content with whatever season you're in. It's so much easier to think of what's ahead and not what you're going through and what you could learn from it.

Lately, the season we've been going through is "waiting". If I would have asked myself 6 months ago if I wanted this season of "waiting", I would have definitely said no, but God had different plans for us! I can truthfully say that it has been the best thing for us and I'm thankful to be where we're at.

I hope that what ever season you're in, that you can find contentment in it. There is a purpose for it and God will reveal it to you if you just ask! Would love to hear about what season you're currently in. Feel free to share it in the comments below.

-Ashley