One of the challenges of this age is impatience that makes many people lose their sense of seasons. Unlike the farmer whose priorities change with each season, we have all become impervious to the natural rhythm of life. We seem to have our priorities out-of-place. For a farmer, springtime is the most active time where they work around the clock. They are up before the sun and toil till the stroke of midnight. He keeps his equipment running at full capacity because he has only a window period of time for the planting of his crop. The winter comes when there is less to keep him busy.
We must learn to use the seasons of our lives effectively. We must be alive to our environment to know when to pour in and when to ease back, when to take advantage and when to let things just ride. For example it is easy to keep going from nine to five jobs, year in and year out and lose a natural sense of priorities in cycles. Don’t let one year blend into another in a seemingly endless parade of tasks and responsibilities. Keep your eye on your own seasons otherwise you may lose sight of value and substance. For everything in life there is a season, a time for every purpose. And so teach us to number our days so we may apply our hearts to your wisdom!