There is a time for everything

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8King James Version

3 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.

I started thinking about this passage when reading an excellent blog post on Authentically 50 that referenced a song from the 80s classic “Footloose”.  I can still remember today how I felt way back in high school watching while Ren convinced Ariel’s dad, Reverend Moore, to allow the students to have their prom. By quoting Ecclesiastes, he softened the reverend’s heart and the kids were able to dance their socks off. I think most of the people in the theater were in love with Kevin Bacon after that speech!  😍

While ruminating on these words from scripture which Ren quoted so eloquently, I feel more confident in my own future. There is a season for everything.  Life is cyclical.  I may have gone through loss and heartbreak this past year, but to me that means there will be new beginnings and there will be a time for me to dance as well!

This afternoon I noticed that one of the clumps of daylilies that I recently transplanted had a shoot poking up with some buds on it. I was honestly thinking I might have to dispose of the plants because they were looking so sad and wilted.  It was a wonderful surprise to see the sign of new life and a reminder that there IS a time for everything ❤

About Beth W.

I try to look for the positive in the people and situations I come in contact with! I believe in the power of positive thinking and I believe that even challenging circumstances can be learning experiences if we have a positive mindset! I'm having fun blogging at: http://picturingpositive.com
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7 Responses to There is a time for everything

  1. Lenora says:

    Beautifully written. You’re an inspiration to us in your use of scripture with personal experiences & observations.

    • Beth W. says:

      Thank you so much!! ❤. It helps me to get back on the positive path, so if it helps anyone else along the way it is even more of a blessing for me! 😊Thank you as always for being one of the rays of sunshine in my life❤🥰❤

  2. janieleeds says:

    Beth – I am SO HONORED that my post inspired you! And that you took the time to link to it. You’re so sweet…and yes, I love how you’ve incorporated scripture with today’s life! You did it so beautifully, my friend. I’m so grateful we’ve connected!! 💗

    • Beth W. says:

      Thank you so much, Janie! ❤ Your site has SO many helpful posts, so I'm sure I've been inspired by many, but not quite as directly as the Footloose referenced one 😉 I'm very sure that you've inspired or at least helped many more people. I think being vulnerable and open is scary sometimes, but by being our authentic selves, as you definitely are, we can let others see that they aren't alone. I'm very grateful for our connection as well!! ❤

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