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Changing seasons

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I love walking my dog and walking for fitness when it's fairly cold outside. And when the sun is out that's an extra bonus that makes me want to stay out there forever. Ideal weather is anywhere between 30-70 degrees. Who's with me on that? In other words, late-Fall, Winter, and early-Spring are my types of seasons. They get me in a good mood. In those types of weather, I feel like I can conquer the world.

Now, summer, well that's a totally different story. Summer is not my season and I almost dread thinking about the 90-plus degree heat. I love the sun, but I can already feel the discomfort of the intense heat. It's not a good feeling, because the heat makes me uncomfortable. I dislike being out in that type of weather for any length of time, but since I have to walk my dog and walk for fitness, I get out there in the early morning just to get it over with. Yet, I still choose to maintain a positive attitude in the process, because I refuse to let the changing seasons stop my flow. And like the cold weather, I feel like I can conquer the world. Yes.

Genesis 8:22 says, "While the earth remains, seed time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.” And Galatians 6:9 says, "And let us not grow weary of doing well, for in due season we will reap a harvest, if we do not give up."  There's no way around it, we have to deal with the changing seasons, because they will come and go. How we feel about them is really irrelevant, we still have to roll with them and perform at our best even when we feel uncomfortable. So although I love the winter, I have to deal with the summer and I can be blessed regardless, right? Sure we can. We can't let discomfort or irritation stop us and we have to realize that everything will not be peachy, right? So, I'm just going to have to tough it out in the summer even though that is not the season I love.

So no matter the season -- good or bad -- hot or cold -- up or down, when we continue on we will reach that mountain peak. We just can't stop, so don't let anything stop you. Keep going, because we never know when God has the season for us. 
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