In Ecclesiastes 3:1 we are reminded that, “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” Some of these times are good and some bad. There are times we prefer and times we would prefer to be different. Yet, for those living under the lordship of our Lord Jesus Christ, our response to the season we are in at any given time must be discernment. Then our attitudes and actions must reveal that discernment.
The list that follows the verse referenced above is characterized by things that take place in life over which the individual has little control. For example, it begins by saying, “a time to be born, and a time to die.” As salt and light in the world we should be a part of anything we can change to bring situations into alignment with the expressed will of God. Yet, there are seasons where all we can do is respond appropriately in the situations as they are.