Have you ever had a visitor overstay their welcome?
Whether they were extended family, old friends or new friends, did there come a point when the grace you had at the beginning of the stay ran out and everything began getting on your nerves?

Why? Because that visitor was only meant to stay for a season.
And perhaps your idea of a season was different than theirs.

A similar thing can happen when our timing for the seasons in life differs from God’s timing. Too often, we refuse to recognize the signs that a season has ended. We plant our feet firmly in a spot, refusing to transition. We stay longer than we should, thinking we can somehow get back what we once had.

But it was never our own power that got us through that season in the first place. It was God’s immeasurable GRACE.

Grace is one of those extraordinary gifts God gives us when we are in the middle of something that cannot be managed by our strength alone. It is only on the other side that we look back and realize there is no possible way we could have traversed that journey on our own.

Like those visitors who overstay their welcome, we can easily miss important signals if we aren’t paying attention. We may think we have just become irritable or bored with something. But this goes beyond feeling just agitated or impatient.

It’s a consistent “knowing” that the supernatural grace given to us for something in particular has lifted, and we cannot seem to get it back. We may not even realize how much grace we were given to relate or work the way we were until it is no longer there!

Are you at the end of a particular season in your life?
Do you feel something shifting, but aren’t sure how to let go and move forward? Take comfort in knowing that if not for the grace lifting, you may never be prompted to move on to your next season.

Trusting in the same grace that got you to and through this place, this job or this relationship will ALSO get you to your next assignment. Ask God to open your eyes to circumstances and relationships in which His grace has lifted and for the wisdom to know how to exit well so He can usher in your new beginning