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December 14, 2016

SEASONS

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Ecclesiastes 3:1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:

Hi BOF Friend!! I’m checking in and hoping you’re doing great!!

God has been dealing with me pertaining to seasons and I had to jump on and share with you. May this bless you as it has blessed me.

I learned and mastered seasons while in preschool (or at least I thought). It truly has taken all of 2016 for me to master the adult version of seasons. And I’m still a work in progress.

Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter has been our base model. Well for the sake of this lesson let’s erase everything we know about the natural progression of seasons during the year.

Teaching moment:
My greatest lesson for 2016 is that our assignments and purpose in life are facilitated in seasons. This means the relationships we encounter along our journey which aide in our self-discovery are also seasonal.
I can almost picture God becoming perturbed when he places us on assignment, and instead of us completing the mission, we settle in our comfort zones and switch up the time stamp. Two months turns into 1 year. Six months turns into 5 years. We stay longer than we were intended to and we potentially forfeit the original intention of entering that season.

When we don’t master the assignment or lesson of the season, the universe will present it continuously, until we can pass “go”. This may manifest in your year having 3 fall seasons and maybe 1 summer. Or maybe you’re having the coldest winter ever!

My goal is not to maximize MY comfortable. I yearn to operate in an area of discernment where I’m focusing on enhancing the quality of the relationship, instead of putting my feet up, grabbing some coffee, unpacking my suitcase and not focusing on the mission.

Assignment Time:
Assess your relationships; do you know the assignment you’re on? If God spoke to you today and said that assignment is complete, have you completed the mission?
I see you, like me have work to do!

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Sincerely,
Nichole Bailey
Bits Of Faith

A seed will grow where it’s planted

September 8, 2015

My seven year old daughter and three year old son had an interesting exchange last week. Brianna is pensive, empathetic and nurturing. Blake affectionally known as Bam Bam, is inquisitive, agile, and skilled at ignoring ALL while being tremendously sweet and lovable. He also finds unique pleasure in riling his sister up.
Brianna was monitoring a science project for several days. Basic materials – potted plant, seed and soil. That evening Blake’s motives were no different. He picked up the plant from the window sill and proceeded to dig up the soil with his crayon, calmly placed it back down and waited for his sister’s reactions. He didn’t have to wait long, she immediately became irritated and annoyed “Look what you did to my plant, now it will never grow – you ruined it”. Blake unphased by her shrieking left the kitchen.
Watching their interaction I immediately thought of this message to you – When the waves of life come we think things will never get back on track. We think we can’t recover. We think our current state is predictive of our future. But a rooted seed CAN and WILL grow despite its current environment. Hold on…stay rooted…. Weather your storm, plant your feet. I’ll see you on the other side of your victory. Peering out the window this morning, looking at the sunshine I looked down at the plant, 4 bulbs started rising from the soil.