I remember as a kid, my dad taking me to Six Flags. Being in the crowded, sticky amusement park with the smell of cotton candy and hot black top was exciting as a child. We loved riding roller coasters! The part I remember the most was the loooooong climb up the steep grade at the very beginning of the ride. I knew once we reached the top, the worst was coming! The anticipation of it is what got me! The speed and drop of that first hill would take my breath away. My stomach would turn over and I screamed the whole way down! The rest of the ride was just a blur… The momentum created at the beginning is what stays in my memory. It was such a force that my whole body felt the power and it was exhilarating!
Life can be much the same way. God has been talking to me a lot about seasons and rhythms. Every season has a beginning and eventually comes to an end, just like summer and winter or an amusement park ride. With in each season is it’s own rhythm. When you find the pace and timing of the season, it can create a momentum that carries you.