Every year around this time, we start getting cold fronts in Houston, where the morning air temperature dips down into the 50's. It's a long-awaited reprieve from the months of oppressive summer heat.
These are some of my favorite days of the year. As I walk around, the combination of cool morning air and bright, warm sun causes something deep inside me to stir.
The changing of seasons always reminds me that nothing ever stays the same. Oh, it can feel that way to us... my job will never slow down, my marriage will never improve, I'll never pay down my debt.
But you see, the changing seasons are God's beautiful reminder that He is always making things new again. It's easy for us to lose sight of that, because our focus is often consumed by our problems. But God, in His infinite love and mercy, speaks to us through nature and the changing seasons in a way that captures our attention - the crisper air, the changing colors, the unpacking of family traditions.
That's the thing about Fall's arrival, we take notice of it. We feel it deep in our bones. What a beautiful gift from God to gift us with something that roots us in the present moment. Because that's what we all really want, right? To live fully right now, to not miss it.
The arrival of Fall reminds me that there is always hope for something different, something more, and that God's hand is in it. He beckons me to loosen my grip just a bit, and instead embrace rest by simply being present in this moment and noticing the magnificent beauty of change.
I encourage you to do your own Fall Inventory by making room to reflect on how you're feeling right now, in this season. Here are some Fall-inspired questions you an ask yourself to get started:
What part of my life needs slowing down and renewal?
What part of me needs wrapping in warmth?
Where do I feel a crisp wind blowing through? How can I harness that for growth?
What part of me is changing colors? How do I want to move through that?
If you need more support, let's talk. I help women embrace change and possibility, navigating by faith rather than fear so that they can live the life God created them for. You can grab some time here.
Cheering you on,