What is a cycle? A cycle is a process that is about movement, movement that brings about a change. The change from the cycle could be good or bad, preferably the change will be good when the cycle is complete. A cycle is not limited to one thing or one person. There are many things and people that can go through a cycle. The purpose of going through or putting something through a cycle is to strip away the old, dirt and grime and bring it out refreshed.
A washing machine takes a load of clothes through a cycle with the intention that the clothes will come out at the end of the cycle, fresh, clean, and looking as good as new. It is possible to go through a cycle of depression when you have days that are not so happy times. The not so happy times will then cycle into happy times. A bicycle when peddled will take the rider from one destination to another. There are cycles of good or bad weather. In some instances, when there is a storm, eventually the storm will cycle through, and the sun will shine again. It is possible that an individual can go through cycles of behavior issues. Behavior Issues that might not present the person in the best light, while in their current situation. The situation could be due to the individual not choosing the responsible choice for their life. However, with maturity, self-control, and willingness to make a change for the better, the cycle can be broken. The change can bring the individual out of the cycle, refreshed, recharged, changed and with an improved outlook on life. Shift workers work through cycles of working on for a few days then cycle off to rest. At the end of the work shift the workers are allowed to rest for a specified number of days to get revitalize, to start the cycle over again.
According to scripture in Ecclesiastes, life has cycles of its own. The scripture in the bible that speaks about going through cycles, is found in Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8, 1To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: 2 A time [a]to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck what is planted; 3 A time to kill, And a time to heal; A time to break down, And a time to build up; 4 A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, And a time to dance; 5 A time to cast away stones, And a time to gather stones; A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing; 6 A time to gain, And a time to lose; A time to keep, And a time to throw away; 7 A time to tear, And a time to sew; A time to keep silence, And a time to speak; 8 A time to love, And a time to hate; A time of war, And a time of peace. The scriptures are a clear message to the reader that life itself goes through cycles. While going through a cycle, one should remain confident that with the Lord on their side they will definitely come out of the cycle changed, renewed and prepared for the next cycle. Cycles are inevitable, they start, and they have an ending.
Cycles takes individuals through a range of events, good and sad emotions, fears, successes, and happiness. Never be afraid of going through a cycle, the cycle could be one that brings you from a place of devastation, unhappiness, fear, guilt, shame, and confusion to the reverse of the current situation. I Will, Will You?