Read: Ecclesiastes 3:1-13
When it comes to taking on a new responsibility, sometimes we may struggle. We may have sound reasons for carefully selecting our priorities. And by not agreeing to do more, we may feel guilty or we may think that we have failed in our walk of faith. In Eccl. 3:1-8, wisdom recognises that everything in life has its own season. Eccl. 3:1 says, “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.”
You may be getting married or becoming a parent for the first time. Perhaps you are leaving college and entering the workforce, or moving from work to retirement. As we move from season to season, our priorities change. We may need to set aside what we did in the past and put our energy into something else.
When life brings changes in our circumstances, we must responsibly and wisely discern what kind of commitments we should make, seeking in whatever we do to “do all to the glory of God” (1 Cor. 10:31). Prov. 3:6 says, “In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” Can you ask God to help you discern what priorities you need to have at this season of your life? In whatever situations we may be, let us always be concerned with the honour that God deserves with the way we live.