Are seasons in our lives ever wasted? Is there a purpose for everything that happens in our life, good or bad? I've wondered this a lot in the past. I felt like my childhood and teenage years were taken from me. Because of being sick and being in bed most days and going to doctor and hospitals appointments throughout my whole teenage years.I always wondered what it would be like to be a different kid who didn't have these issues of being sick and being at doctor and hospital appointments most of their childhood and teenage years. When I was in bed or at a doctor office or hospital appointment I would always ask myself "Is there a better life out there for me?" or "Shouldn't teens like me be out there like going to friends houses or the beach or to the mall and be anywhere but here?". Man, I wondered that a lot in those stages of my life. I felt like time was taken from me. I felt like that sickness was a trap for me from enjoying life to it's fullest. Here's a verse I would like to share...
"There is an appointed time for everything, and there is a time for every event under heaven"
,and another one...
"God has a reason for allowing things to happen. We may never understand His wisdom but we simply have to trust His will" Psalm 37:5
So even though I didn't understand my sickness at the time and why I couldn't be like every other normal kid, that's something I will never know but now know that God had a plan for all that I went through. Because of my disability and all the things I went through as I kid I didn't know then what I know now which is I have a story to share to others and I can help others with disabilities and their struggles through my writing and Youtube channel. I find it kind of interesting maybe it's just me but I have a journal for every year that I write in and at the time of my being sick on the front of that journal has the verse "He has Made Everything Beautiful in its Time" Ecclesiastes 3:11... and because that verse is on the front of that journal it just kind of makes me think if that was a sign or something from God.
I remember this one time in particular when I was in bed a lot I was in my bed looking out the window and the snow was falling down, the young and sick me wondered "Is there more to life than this?" It was a hard time and I didn't understand why some things were happening in my life but now I know why and to answer the question "are times in our lives ever wasted?" The answer to that question is no. Nothing in our lives are ever wasted there is a reason why some things happen in our lives. If it's being sick all our childhood and teenage years or not going to the same school as your siblings or anything like that; nothing is ever wasted. God has a plan for everything that happens in our lives. So I encourage you to keep on going even if you don't know why something is happening in your life right now just remember Ecclesiastes 3:1
"He has made everything beautiful in its time"