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Thanksgiving is a Season

The holidays from Thanksgiving to the New Year had always been a wonderful time of the year for me and my family.

It was a time to gather, eat, and make merry. With all its sounds, smells, and the taste of the holidays. A time filled with love, moments to cherish, and my belly filled with the foods I love the most. The holidays are my favorite time of the year. However, this year will be a little different with fewer family and friends to share the holidays with. Nevertheless, Thanksgiving is a season that will still arrive with all of its excitement.

I have always felt this sense of excitement as the Thanksgiving season approached. I looked forward to spending time with family and friends.  Going shopping for the food to prepare, and gifts to give. The excitement of ringing in the new year.  However, I know that for others this time of the year brings anxiety, depression, and loneliness.  I feel this way towards the end of the holidays as I approached the long winter days and nights until spring. Winter is my least favorite season.  It is cold, the snowy roads are scary and days are super short. Meanwhile, we must remember it is only a season.

However, I know that for others this time of the year brings anxiety, depression, and loneliness.

Thanksgiving is a season to focus on Jesus

It is a season I must strive to focus on Jesus and not my worries about winter storms, paying holiday bills, or dealing with day-to-day trials and tribulations.  The devil never takes a holiday away from the troubles he can bring.  The lies he tells make us take our focus off God’s promises. Hence, it makes us forget to give thanks for all our many blessings regardless of the circumstances we find ourselves in. 

“give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV

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Every Season is Temporary

I was reminded by my pastor that no matter how long the season of trouble, it is only a season. Our joy in the Lord is forever. Our hope is in the future with our Lord and savior.  We must keep our focus on the one who saves. We should strive to be like Jesus. Inasmuch, he was able to endure the cross for our sins because he knew joy awaited him.  Like every season the season of sin and pain for Jesus from the cross was temporary. Hence, he is seated at the right hand of the Father. Our season of joy awaits us as well and it will be eternal.  Therefore, we must realize sin and pain are but a season. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus.

fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2

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Thanksgiving is a Season of reflection

Whether you find you have no joy going into the holiday season or find you have lost your joy like me after the holidays have come to an end, realize this is just a season.  Find the time to spend with the Lord reflecting on the things you can be thankful for and for your future joy. Therefore, spend time helping others less fortunate than yourself and seek professional counseling if this is more than just a case of the blues.  

“Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:5-7 NIV

Therefore, I plan to focus my time on Jesus and helping others.  Taking the focus off of me this Thanksgiving Season.

Additional Readings:

Christians and The Bible

Finding Jesus and Reconciliation

Signs of Growth

Old Testament vs. New Testament

Love and Blessings,

Sabrina

Blogger

22 thoughts on “Thanksgiving is a Season”

  1. Great post! I absoluteoh love the holiday season, there is just something magical about Christmas that makes me extra excited this time of year. I am generally always a pretty happy/optimistic person so I don’t tend to loose joy in life after the holidays.

  2. Winter is my least favourite season as well. I love December leading up to Christmas and New Years but find it depressing after that until spring in March. We try to get out and do some fun things between January and March to keep us from getting into a funk and it seems to help.

  3. This is a great idea for Thanksgiving. I also thought to keep thinking of things I am thankful for all week instead of focusing on the negative.

  4. Perfect time of year to focus on Jesus and serving. Actually, all year is great but this year is especially a good year to do so. lol Happy Thanksgiving 🙂

  5. Thanksgiving is, by far, my favorite holiday. I love the autumn, and I adore the fact that there is no agenda, hidden or otherwise, to this holiday; it’s just about gathering together, feasting, celebrating the harvest, feeling thankful for what we have, and enjoying – how pure and wonderful is that?!

  6. Being thankful and recognizing all our blessings is what I associate with this season. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  7. I LOVE that keep in mind it is only a season. It will pass and greater things will come. It can be difficult to remember that especially in times when it feels like it will never end. But it does and then it will get better.

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