'Tis The Season

'Tis The Season

It happened again! I entered into a new season in my life and, just like that, I am not who I used to be. I think, “Tis the season!” Like the holidays I am excited about the spirit of it all, but mortified to see the three-headed monster of seasons; past, present and future.

I think that is how a lot of us women approach the ever-changing seasons in our lives. We either accept it with open arms or we try punting it like a football to a whole other state. I am now a mom of two! No, I didn’t kick this season in the face, I have embraced it and kissed it on the cheeks since it knocked on my door. I have also cried real tears wondering how I can manage it all and not lose sight of who I am. I left my previous season to enter into this one only to think about the one I will be entering at some point in the future. Let me tell you, anxiety can flare up like a bad allergic reaction. The truth is seasons can be scary! Let’s be honest with ourselves, we don’t always welcome change, like we do a free DD donut coupon (am I the only one?). Jesus….is the ONE constant in my life. He is the only way I can thrive in every season. Matthew 6:33, reminds me of this every single time,

“But seek first His kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you.”

As of late, I found myself saying, “I’m in this new season in my life.” It sounds so extravagant and refreshing, but really it’s a pretty way of saying I have no clue what I am doing... yet again. My present season of becoming a mom of two children left me excited but mostly nervous that my weaknesses would be sniffed out by the pack of wolf moms that “have it all together.” No one tells you that having little mini you’s will make you realize how crazy you really sound. No one tells you how deprived is sleep deprived. No one prepares you for this unconditional love you freely give your children even after they strategically smear dry ramen noodle on the floor. Then it hit me, that in this beautiful chaos of mine, I may not know what will come, but I made sure in my past season to prepare for this! You see, in every season in our life the ONE constant thing that will remain is Jesus! As I look at my 2-month old daughter, I can’t help but think, “Jesus, I need you!” I need HIM to overwhelm me with wisdom and every other favor so that I can live in this season, not perfect but confident in who I was created to be. You may not be a mom, but you are experiencing a new season that requires a constant. Don’t try living without Jesus, ten times out of ten you will fail...HORRIBLY. If you are a mom, remember you were made for a time such as this! With all your imperfections, you are the perfect mom for your child(ren). So ladies, walk with your head up and ‘Tis the season!

Hi! My name is Lydia Munoz and I was born and raised in the beautiful Windy City. I am a wife to an amazing husband and mommy to two beautiful kids. I love to dance ALL the time and I am a foodie at heart! (Yes, I take pictures of delicious food). More seriously, my husband and I pastor Reach Young Adults ministry where we believe we are Better Together! As an alumni of Chicago Masters Commission, there was birthed a heart to mentor and encourage young women to live the life God has planned for them.