“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens,” Ecclesiastes 3:1
We look at the timings in our life in terms of hours, weeks, months and years but God’s timing is in seasons, appointed times and set times.
It can be extremely frustrating at times when we hate the season we’re in and we want the season to change sooner rather than later (See the blog I wrote Silent Frustrations). We look at our lives and think “I should be further along by now.” Let me help God out!!
There is a temptation to be discouraged and bored of waiting and to run ahead of God and make things happen in our own strength. It is always a waste of time because it never works out and there is never any peace (See the blog I wrote l Should have Waited).
Every season we are in is designed to prepare us for the next one. We need to identify the season that we’re in and embrace it. The change of our seasons is out of our hands, so if we’re in our current season there must be something that God wants us to learn.
God wants us to have humility, to trust him and for us to know that: “He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning,” Daniel 2:21.
God is faithful and knows exactly what we need and sees the beginning, middle and the end that we can’t see. There is knowledge and godly wisdom that needs to be gained in our current season to equip and prepare us for the next one.
When our seasons change, it ultimately brings glory to God. We need to be fully equipped and prepared spiritually, emotionally and physically to be able to handle the next season so we do not destroy our lives or the lives of other people. God loves us too much to give us something that we are not fully prepared to receive.
When I was in my late 20’s and I was praying about my future husband the Holy Spirit said clearly: “I need to make sure you can be trusted with one of my sons.” WOW!!! I had to be fully prepared before he could bring him into my life.
I came to a point a few years ago where I got tired of trying to make things happen in my own strength. Its exhausting!! I surrendered and prayed “Lord, LET YOUR WILL BE DONE.” I trusted God wholeheartedly to give me what I needed in His perfect timing. I got busy serving God and pursuing my purpose. I took my eyes of myself and focused on being a blessing to other people and fully embraced the season I was in.
“Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil,” Ephesians 5:16-17.
This scripture changed my life!! Studying Ephesians 5:16-17 changed my perception of my season of singleness. It wasn’t a punishment for bad behavior and there wasn’t anything wrong with me. In fact, the season was an opportunity!!!
I had the opportunity to sort my life out. It was an opportunity to be totally healed from past bad decisions, seek wholeness, pursue my purpose and to pursue Christ with my whole heart with no distractions.
As soon I got that revelation, I embraced the season I was in and really enjoyed my season of singleness. I loved it!!! The season of singleness was designed for me to grow and mature spiritually so that I learnt to depend on God as my source. It was an amazing opportunity!! I traveled around the world, pursed a career, invested in property, started a blog, served at my church, learnt to cook new dishes and learnt to maintain a home on my own. When I was fully prepared and developed God changed my season in his perfect timing. The blog with all the details is coming soon!!!!
A few years ago, when my Dad was still alive, fit and healthy, I’d go to the gym on a Saturday and then go to my parents’ house to do some chores and hang out. I’d sit in their living room and my Dad would sit in his chair looking out the window not saying much as usual. He was a man of few words, when he did speak he spoke with wisdom.
I remember saying to my Dad: “I’m 31, I should be married by now.” My Dad, who had been married for over 35 years at that point was unfazed by the whole thing and couldn’t understand what all the fuss was about. He said: “It’s not your time yet, when it’s your time it will happen.” End of conversation as far as he was concerned.
“When the time is right, I the Lord will make it happen,” Isiah 60:22
I encourage you to REST. Stop worrying about when your season will change and embrace it. PRAY, plan and prepare for the next one by FAITH (See the blog I wrote Prayer Changes Things).
Rest in God’s word and rest in His promises and trust God’s timing. Speak LIFE and prophesy what you want to see in your life that is based on the Word of God (See the blog I wrote Speak It). Your current season is a gift from God and is an opportunity, so make the most of it because your season will change and it will be sooner than you think.
“I will make them and the places surrounding my hill a blessing. I will send down showers in season; there will be showers of blessing,” Ezekiel 34:26. Your due season is coming!!!
Prepare for your showers of blessing.
Your current circumstance is temporary. It will change!!! Your season of testimony is on the way.
God is faithful
a Accra, Ghana 2017. I loved this season!!