"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven". Ecclesiastes 3:1
Early this morning, as I was waking up, I heard the words-- "seasons repeat themselves". A couple of days ago we said goodbye to winter and hello to spring. This happened last year also, and the year before that and the year before that, and every other year in the past.
Every year we repeat a four season cycle-- spring, summer, fall and winter. Each season has its own characteristics. Winter is cold and dreary-- everything looks dead. Spring is full of new growth in the plant kingdom. Summer is hot. Fall the leaves change color and begin to fall from the trees. This year, at least for us living in the South, the seasons have not been so distinguishable. Mild winter, summer like temperatures, flowering plants and trees, strong winds, etc.
We go through spiritual seasons in our lives just like the earth goes through physical seasons. When I heard the words-- "seasons repeat themselves"-- I believe that the Lord is wanting to make you aware of a few things.
1) Seasons repeat themselves in our lives. That is why the situation that you are going through looks familiar-- you have gone through it before. You have been wondering, "why is this happening again?". "What is going on?". "I thought I got past this?".
2) Seasons are not always distinguishable. What you are going through doesn't look like it fits/belongs with everything else that is happening in your life. It is out of place, so you don't realize that it is a season that you are going through.
3) Seasons are times of- and for- change.
4) If you are going through a repeat season, there is something the Lord is wanting to show you. There is something He wants you to see. There is something He wants to bring into your life. There is something He is wanting to remove from your life. There is something He is wanting to impart to you. There is something He is wanting to clean out of you. There is something He is wanting to heal in you. There is a reason for the season. So don't be discouraged.
Have a great day. Seasons often repeat themselves-- but there is a reason that it is.