Dust laden rays settle over our summer’s final weeks. As dusk falls upon our warmest season, a crisp breeze lurks on the horizon. Pumpkin and spice scents creep nearer as the tropical colors fade to a dull amber wash.
Last month’s warm ocean waves lapping at my ankles now recede into memory. Beach chairs positioned at the surf’s edge soon lose the wavetips’ gentle kisses. Waters will abandon or overwhelm a stationary person.
Seasons turn like the tide.
As we approach transitions from one season of life to the next, heart position takes on a critical role. We can remain anchored in regret, allow the new tide to overwhelm us, or get up and remove our chairs.
New seasons require fresh mindsets. Perhaps a summer of quiet reflection has ended, and the time has come to take a brisk autumnal adventure. Where will you position your heart and mind for the coming phase in your life?
“You will be his witness to all people of what you have seen and heard. And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.” – Acts 22:15-16