My favorite season is fall. I like fall because the weather gets cool, especially since I live in Georgia where it stays hot for many months. I was so glad to see the date of September 22, 2020, arrive on the calendar; the first day of fall. It has been really hot down here in Georgia and I was ready for a change in the weather. I could finally turn off my air-conditioner and turn on my fireplace in the living room.
During the season of fall like many of you, I enjoy putting on sweaters, boots, and leather. I love looking at the leaves on the trees change beautiful autumn colors. The orange, red, and yellow leaves are so captivating. And then, there’s my favorite drink that comes out in fall, pumpkin spiced latte. I could probably drink one of these every day.
Fall is also the time that I enjoy going to my Homecoming at my HBCU, Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama. Driving down to Tuskegee to watch the parade, Golden Tigers play football, and see and hear the Marching Crimson Piper band is something that I take delight in. The halftime show is all of that and more; from the music that the band plays to the dancing of the band members. It is so nice to see people that I attended college with, meet new people and attend the activities that are planned for the weekend. Unfortunately, this year, I won’t be driving down to Tuskegee to attend Homecoming. Homecoming will be virtual because of Covid-19, but that’s ok. I will still enjoy the schedule of events that are lined up for the weekend.
As I reflect and think about the season that I am in, (spiritually) I often wonder what God is trying to teach me during this time; what is the lesson that he wants me to learn. I am reminded of what it says in Ecclesiastes 3:1-4…
There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven:
A time to give birth and a time to die;
A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted.
A time to kill and a time to heal;
A time to tear down and a time to build up.
A time to weep and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn and a time to dance.
This time/season has been divinely appointed. I am taking this time to get to know myself a little more. I am being still and thinking about my likes, dislikes, interest, and core values. I am learning about me and what gives my life meaning! What is God saying to you during this season?
Let’s embrace this season and the time that we have. Let’s seek Him and allow Him to reveal what He is saying to us personally during this time.