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During Autumn, I watch the leaves fall from the trees. And I’m seeing this from a new perspective. I see it as trees letting go of the old, that which is dying, so it can prepare for new growth and a new season.

For myself, I see it as letting go of those things that no longer serve my life – starting a new chapter. The scripture that comes to mind is “for everything there is a season” (Ecclesiastes 3:1).

There’s beauty in letting go and watching the transformation take place. Watching how God prunes those branches in my life that aren’t producing anything and being in complete awe when I bear “new fruit.” Seeing how God works in and through my life to do His good work.

Sometimes, ok…most of the time, I can’t see what His plan is for me. I wonder, why did He take this person, job or this good thing out of my life? I know He has His reasons and I should trust Him because He knows better than I do what is best.

So, as Autumn begins, I look forward to this new season of the year and this new season of my life of letting go of the old. I find it so amazing that He cares so much about me to prune my life!

“I am the true vine, and My Father is the gardener. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He trims so that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Abide in Me, and I will abide in you. The branch cannot itself produce fruit, unless it abides on the vine. Likewise, you cannot produce fruit unless you abide in Me.” – John 15:1-4 TLV

“For we are His workmanship—created in Messiah Yeshua for good deeds, which God prepared beforehand so we might walk in them.” – Ephesians 2:10 TLV

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” – Isaiah 55:8-9 KJV

How do you feel when God is preparing you for a new season of your life?