There Is A Season Under Heaven For All Things

I  spend a majority of my weekends praying to God.  Additionally, I enjoying spending a big chunk of my weekend time sitting on the couch writing these daily love letters while attending to other Soul Kisses TV related activities… while half-heartedly watching some movie on Netflix.  Last weekend I engaged in an activity  I don’t normally do.  It was after 2 AM when I found myself taking a break which pretty much consisted of me going through my photos on Facebook.  Go figure, right?  However, something wonderful happened.

As I was flipping through photos that I posted way back in 2008 I found myself smiling at all the happy moments that were captured.  So much has happened in such a short amount of time and most of it has been a wonderful adventure.  This feeling of lightness and appreciation continued through my 2009 photos and into 2010.  When I got to my mid-2010 photos, I saw all these images of me and my ex-boyfriend.

I remember looking at all of our photos and smiling to myself as I remembered how much fun we used to have.  This man could make me laugh for hours and hours on end and it was such a breath of fresh air.  If I could use one word to define our relationship, it would be FUN or PLAY.  When I say play, I mean that in every way imaginable.  We performed together so we would play at work/on stage.  He is sillier than me so we would play fight all the time.  It was just FUN.

That was all I could remember while I looked at the photos of us together.  What I also noticed was the love.  How present we both were in those moments.  It was really awesome to see that.  It’s been nearly four years since our relationship ended and now that the hurt is gone, all I remembered or held on was the love we shared.  The sheer happiness and fun times.  It’s amazing how God heals our wounds when we ask.  In Psalms 147:3 it reads, “He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds.”

Now as the relationship was resolving it was so hard to accept that our season together had passed and I resisted it with all my might.  I kicked and screamed.  I said things I didn’t mean only to scamper back begging for forgiveness.  I didn’t want it to be over.  It was so beautiful for it to dissolve and my flesh couldn’t surrender to it gracefully.  However God reminds us in Ecclesiastes 3 that all things change… all things come and then they go.

It beautifully states, that there is an appointed time for everything.  And there is a time for every event 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. A time to throw stones and a time to gather stones; A time to embrace and a time to shun embracing… A time to search and a time to give up as lost; A time to keep and a time to throw away.. A time to tear apart and a time to sew together; A time to be silent and a time to speak… A time to love and a time to hate; A time for war and a time for peace. 

This is the natural order of life and it’s so beautiful when you really think about it.  That verse is a  reminder that all things change.  All things will come and go. That in itself is a beautiful thing.  It is how the entire Universe works…. it’s cyclical – things, people, situations are here for a moment then they continue along.

That being the case, it is our duty to remember who we are in all situations… especially during those seasons of transitions, change and seeming dissolution of events, relationships, jobs etc.  It is HUMAN to want to cry.. to fight.. to hold on to what feels safe even though something GREATER is on the horizon.  However, we are spiritual beings having a human experience. We are royalty.  We are children of the Greatest King and everything and everyone that comes into our presence needs to handled from that point of view.. that we are the LIGHT of the WORLD in a human vessel.  As beings made in the image and likeness of God, we must remember our royal position especially in those moments where things are not to our liking.

So here is my advice to you on this day.

Every moment of everyday, please give only the best of who you are through every thought, every word you speak and action you take.  When you give only the best of that which exists within you, your life will be constantly enriched both from without and from within.  Do this because of who you are and in the full awareness of who you belong to.  Do this because you know that all things change.. there is a season and a time for everything.  Being royalty, you must handle all change with poise, grace and compassion.

Furthermore, you are a magical being capable of monumental things so I encourage to expect the best from everybody… at all times, especially during times of change.  In turn, everybody will give their best to you.  When you live in a state of wonder and high expectancy, you will undoubtedly  attract more love, more kindness, greater friendships, better service and more agreeable relationships, compared to those who have little to no faith in anyone or anything.  You are the child of the Greatest King.

In full awareness of your true identity, your faith must be bursting at the seams with LIFE and HOPE.. no matter the season.  In the same breath, your EXPECTATIONS of what is to come must rich with SOUL… ESPECIALLY during times of transitions.  It is torture to live in a constant state of fear that people are out to get you or will disappoint you in the end… or that nothing will work out in your favor.  Such thinking.. such living creates mental confusion and it is in this state that mistakes are bound to happen.

The world you live in mentally are contagious.. they hold the key to your abundance or lack thereof.  Your state of mind is like a magnet, so if you live in fear and confusion, you will project that same energy to everyone and everything that enters your atmosphere.  Now, if those around you are just as mentally confused or not as mentally strong, balanced and positive, they too will be more or less confused by your energy or presence.  As a result,  they are very likely to produce the very mistakes you feared in the first place.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, when you have faith in people, you help them have faith in themselves.  To expect the best from everybody will cause everybody to do their best for you.  Look for the best everywhere and you will find the best wherever you go.   Remember that there is an appointed time for everything.

I said all of this to remind you to always greet every opportunity, every challenge, every coming and going from a place of honor.  You are royalty and all things are constantly working together in your good.  Have faith in that.  Receive that.  Believe that and give thanks to God for that truth…. So enjoy the ride…Have faith.

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Tamala Baldwin

We are all born with incredible gifts and my purpose is to help as many along this journey of mine to remember their position of honor and royalty through inspirational, Christian-based media.
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