A Time to Every Purpose

Coming back home has been and still is a rough transition. Some days it feels like the days are years long and other days just seconds. As I was chatting to a friend about this effect a specific passage came to mind.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens:

    a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot,
    a time to kill and a time to heal,
    a time to tear down and a time to build,
    a time to weep and a time to laugh,
    a time to mourn and a time to dance,
    a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
    a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
    a time to search and a time to give up,
    a time to keep and a time to throw away,
    a time to tear and a time to mend,
    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.

All in all there is a time and place for everything and it’s not meant to be taken for granted. The time that I spent in Australia had a purpose that I keep discovering daily since I’ve been back. I’ve learnt so much last year and now I’m trying to put it into practice but it hasn’t been easy.

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August 16th, 2017, journal entry.

It’s important to remember that seasons have different purposes which also means different ways of living. You would never have a time to give up and a time to keep searching at the same time even though sometimes we might be confused and want to do both at the same time.

A time to be born and a time to die. Again, you can’t have both at the same time but both are part of life. Sometimes we have to be reborn to habits and other times we just have to die to self and learn to control our impulse.

I feel like I totally missed the purpose of why I wanted to write this. Gee now I’m contradicting myself. Ok, backup, rewind and start over. Nah! Actually the reason I wrote this is more so to be encouraging. No matter what you are going through, hardship, pain, joy or confusion this season will pass and something new will come up.

Don’t disregard what you are meant to be learning in the moment as you will most likely need it in the future.

Peace,

My Catholic Living 🙂

 

 

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