The End of a Good Thing

When things come to an end that we don’t like – a hard day at work for example, we rejoice! Sometimes things come to an end before we are prepared to let go. The loss of a good job is like that. What you do next can make all the difference.

When good things come to an end, how do you feel about it? What do you do?

There have been times in my life when change felt like a mixed blessing. Yes, I was excited about all the new things in my life, but I was also very attached to some of the old things in my life that I had to let go. With change sometimes comes a change of relationships. Old friends may move, or you may be the one moving. Career changes bring new folks into your life, but you may lose track of some of those you knew.

Scripture tells us that change will come.

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break 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 cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth? I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-10

Now, read verse 11.

He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
Ecclesiastes 3:11

It says, “He hath made every thing beautiful in his time.” There is so much in nature to enjoy. Every season is beautiful. Winter, although it can look quite dead, often brings snow. When spring pokes her head out, everything is new and green again.

It is good that we can have fun and enjoy life right where we are. Accepting change can be a challenge. When change comes, remember that there is another season ahead. Looking back prevents us from living in the present. Instead, we need to look ahead with joy and excitement for what God has in store.

LIFE APPLICATION

Today’s challenge is to remember that time marches on. Big fun that you have today will be gone tomorrow, but there’s always a tomorrow. If you and your loved ones are saved, even in death there can be faith that you will see them one day. If you’ve lost a job, look at it as God closing a door. He will open another soon. If your days are hard, remember it is just for a season. If you are in a big, fun, and exciting season right now, be sure to make the most of every moment!

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