The 4 Seasons of Life You Should Know

I’ve given a recent prophetic word that we are entering into a season of joy. That may be hard to believe when you look around at what is going on in the world today.

But the trouble we’re experiencing is not here to stay.

No matter what it looks like right now, I encourage you to jump into the season of joy that’s here now and embrace it for yourself.

You know, I’ve spent many years learning how to understand the times and seasons of Heaven. I think that studying the natural seasons the Earth moves through every year is a good place to start.

Understanding your season

Think about it. I said in January that the year 2020 would be a year of vision. I’m saying now that we’re in a season of joy. But many people are looking around wondering where any of this is!

Try not to mistake today’s weather for the season we’re in right now. Can you hear what I’m saying?

Sometimes it snows in the spring, right? Sometimes storms come, but they eventually move away.

But just because it’s snowing in the spring doesn’t mean it’s not spring! Just because it’s storming today doesn’t mean there won’t be clear weather tomorrow.

See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone.
Song of Solomon 2:11 NIV

Look past the distractions so you can understand the season.

4 seasons of life

Let’s take a look at the life seasons we all move through. I’m going to use the natural seasons as a key to help you understand.

First, let me walk you through how to use the natural to understand the spiritual. What do you think of when you think of spring?

New growth? Warmer weather? Birds singing?

Now, with that in mind, begin to think of a spiritual interpretation of Spring. I’ll help.

A spring life-season is a time of new growth.
Change has happened recently, and things are being renewed. It’s a time of refreshment!

A time of fun and blessing.
It’s like a mountaintop experience. We don’t usually grow during these times, and we cannot live there. But summer times keep us going. It’s something we look forward to.

Spiritually and naturally, this is a transition time when things begin to dry up and die. Old habits and behaviors start fading away. It starts out looking pretty but quickly changes. You are moving from one major season to another.

During the winter season, everything is dormant, and times are difficult. It is not easy to hear God or know the direction to go. This season is a test to strengthen your faith. This may also be known as a wilderness time.

Understanding the times and seasons helps you in life

There’s something very comforting about the seasons of life. They remind us that the difficult seasons will eventually end, and we should enjoy the good seasons when they’re here.

“As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.” Genesis 8:22 NIV

I hope this has been encouraging to you! We are truly in a time of new joy, no matter what it may look like right now. If you want to know more about how to align yourself with God’s times and seasons, then join me for my brand-new workshop, Getting Aligned: How to Understand Times & Seasons.

Get ready to grow both emotionally and spiritually—and let’s leap into joy!


Doug Addison

Doug Addison is the founder and president of InLight Connection. Doug is a prophetic speaker, author and coach. He is known for his Daily Prophetic Words, Spirit Connection webcast, podcast and blog. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California where they are impacting the arts, entertainment and media industries.

    • SeanW
    • June 11, 2020

    Good message. However I don’t believe that one season is ever considered by God to be less joyful than any other. Not saying you disagree but the general implication is that seasons other than spring and summer are less joyful than winter or autumn.
    As a child growing up I never awoke in any season, winter or otherwise, that I was not filled with enthusiastic joy when I got up in the morning. To me every day was an adventure. I did not think of “the season” as being more conducive to joy than any other and I still don’t.
    The day ahead of me was my world. It was filled with awe and wonder — the only downer being my parents who didn’t have much joy at all. Also there was no day that I can remember where we got through the day without my parents fighting and dragging us through it.
    So I have trouble accepting that seasons are related to creating negative emotional well being. I don’t think there is any correlation. I don’t think the season dictates the degree of negativity in a persons life in the least. I think people blame seasons for their negative reactions but I see nothing in scripture that suggests seasons dictate our emotional condition. I do see scriptures that suggest the heart condition of it’s people determines the weather. But not the other way round.
    I think a persons reaction to change and to changing seasons determines their emotional condition. I don’t think that the seasons create any of those reactions.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • June 11, 2020

      Thanks for sharing your view Sean! I love that as a chid you were filled with such joy! Woohoo!

    • Ladybarb
    • June 11, 2020

    Thank you for this insightful explanation of life’s seasons. It is great food for thought.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • June 11, 2020

      Yes! Bless you!

    • Rose
    • June 11, 2020

    Doug, Thank you for this break down on seasons! I never understood it and heard once there’s never a wilderness time it’s just you’ve done something to separate yourself form God! So much error out there. Or law! God Bless you . ☺️

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • June 11, 2020

      I’m glad you enjoyed Rose! Bless you!

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