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Embrace New SeasonI love the transition from summer to fall. Temperatures drop. The air is crisper and carries the scent of change. Leaves morph into an array of colors, blanketing the mountains like a patchwork quilt. Every day, I absorb every detail, knowing that it won’t last long. Winter is right around the corner.

Change is inevitable. The weather in North Carolina constantly reminds me that nothing remains for long. Time is moving forward and taking with it the beauty of yesterday, but replacing each loss with the new excitement of a different season.

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens…He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” – Ecclesiastes 3:1,11 (NIV)

Accepting change, however, has always been a difficult task for me. I’m torn between letting go of the past and embracing something new. But letting go is exactly what God is calling me to do. In order to embrace the future, I must let go of what holds me back — the past.

Yesterday’s dreams may not be tomorrow’s reality. Like autumns leaves, dreams often morph into something greater. Am I ready to accept a new form of a life-long dream? Will I be open to embrace the future ahead? I pray that I not only embrace it, but run towards it with open arms, expecting something better than I ever imagined.

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