Basically, we're being reminded of the fact that each year, at the appointed time, trees lose their leaves.
What's this got to do with us?
It highlights the need for us to take a moment to evaluate our lives and determine if there are some things we're holding onto that need to be let go. Some beliefs, some attitudes, some prejudices, dare I say some people, really have no place in our new season and need to be let go. And speaking of people...
Think about how the leaves change color just before they're let go
Some people change colors on us, don't they? I can't be the only one who thought a friend was a friend til you found out they weren't. You know, they seemed one way one day, and the next day they're just different. They have, in essence, changed their colors. So maybe, like the tree, we need to drop them and let them blow away in the wind. That's not mean, that's self-preservation.
Our greatest success and brightest, most dazzling SPARKLE comes when our environment supports our peace, our self-esteem, and the plans God has for our lives. And if we're holding onto anything that isn't in sync with that, let's pray about finally letting that thing or that person go.
It's a new season and the trees are acting accordingly. We should, too.