Saturday, 5 September 2009

My time to dance

~ new hair colour for the new season~

~Leader Boy Warrior & Me~

~Being silly~

It's a new season here - Spring! And with spring comes new life, warmer weather and a feeling of being more alive as we shake off winter. I love Spring. It is my favourite season of the year. It is spring in the natural, but also in my spiritual life. The Bible talks a lot about seasons, and I am learning to live in the season that I am in. Not yearning for the next, but just being in the season that God would have me in. God designed seasons for nature from the very beginning:

Genesis 1:14 (New Century Version)
14 Then God said, "Let there be lights in the sky to separate day from night. These lights will be used for signs, seasons, days, and years.

It also speaks about seasons for our lives:

Ecclesiastes 3 (New Century Version)
1 There is a time for everything,
and everything on earth has its special season.

All my life I have suffered from depression. I didn't know until recently that the black cloud had followed me even in childhood, until the black cloud was gone. I can look back now and recognise that. I was diagnosed 4 years ago with Post Natal Depression. I was on anti-depressants for 3 years until I began to seek the Lord again with my whole heart. He met me as He promises to do and I began a journey weaning myself off the medication and listening to the Holy Spirit for His guidance. That was 12 months ago. And, today I am healed from my depression. I am set free. Depression no longer has a hold of me. (You can read about my journey on this blog by clicking on 'depression 'at the top of this blog...)

I didn't realise depression had been with me my whole life until I was healed from it. For me the first few weeks, was very strange. I was so used to having this big black cloud with me. After a month, I am happy to report that I had learned to live without my not so welcome visitor at my side, and was free to be me! I am finally free to become the woman God destined me to be.

In this new season in my life I am beginning to see things so differently. Everything looks different when you are looking through the eyes of depression. But without depression, my future looks bright. It is my season to dance, and dance I will.

Still taking lessons from the King,

1 comment:

  1. Such a beautiful and heartfelt post, hope you enjoy your season of dancing :-)


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