Hello everyone. Happy new month to you all! Wow it seems this year is really flying by fast! I just want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you that has supported this blog; your prayers, your responses, your shares and likes, it is highly appreciated! May God richly bless you all!
Today, I want to talk to you about seasons. Seasons vary for different people. Some seasons come quicker than others. But be encouraged because what is for you will come at the appointed time. I recall a time in my life where I was very anxious about my job search. I felt very concerned and sometimes blamed myself for not trying ‘harder’. It seemed as if the more I tried, the more I felt rejected and to some extent tired. I felt like I had the ‘giving up spirit’. It wasn’t pretty I tell you!
In Leviticus 26:3-4 it says this “If you walk in my statutes and observe my commandments and do them, (4) then I will give you your rains in their season, and the land shall yield its increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit”. For every season, it requires WORK! Not just physical work, but Spiritual work also. Spiritual work consists of praying, studying the Word, being still in His presence. It’s about laying every concern aside and just having quality time with God. To interpret this scripture, when the timing and season is right, God will give you the seeds to plant.
At times, we can be so eager for a blessing without mastering the essence of patience. I recently listened to this beautiful woman of God called Chanel Boateng (YouTube her she is amazing!). She gave an example of when you want to grow a plant, you have to cover the seed with the soil. Next step is the water; the water is the food that is needed for the plant to grow. It is the same as the body; it needs food to grow. Once water is put in the soil, eventually something will start to germinate. But the challenging thing here is that no one can see the plant growing. Even if you decide to wait for the plant to grow, you will wait for quite a while.
This is an example of the way in which God works according to seasons. When we are in our season, we sometimes don’t realise the way God works because we are too busy trying to figure a way to come out of our situation. The situation you are in right now is YOUR SEASON! Don’t run away from it. Confront it, and use it as an opportunity to walk with God. Most of us now is on the verge of running, not knowing that in order to be an effective runner, you have to master the patience of walking. Yes you would say that walking takes a long time, but I would rather do something slow and get half of it right, than rush the process and get all of it wrong.
We must also be encouraged that in all seasons, you will surely reap! Yes someone may have hurt you and it may be hard for you to forgive; or maybe you have recently got married and so much problems are happening in your union; there are so many reasons why things happen to us, but I am here to tell you that the difficulties cannot be compared to the Glory that is before you! The suffering may endure for a while, but remember there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. People will change, circumstances will change, friends will leave you, loved ones will betray you, but all in all, remember that it won’t last forever!
When you are in your season, you have to REDEEM YOUR TIME…Do not live carelessly. I remember always procrastinating about my work. “Oh I’ll do it tomorrow, I will have time then”…Wow the devil is a liar! The amount of times I have said to myself I will do my work the next day, and I did not make one attempt (straight face)…It is so annoying! Lol! Time is so precious! We all must acknowledge the time that is before us, and use it to the best of our ability. What can we use our time for? Well I am glad you asked! We can use our time to pray for our relationship with God, we can use our time to better ourselves in our education, we can use our time to help a friend who is struggling with serious drinking problems. Moreover, we could use our time to ourselves, to better ourselves, to learn more about ourselves and in turn LOVE OURSELVES!
Seasons are done in steps. The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord (Psalms 37:23). Every step you encounter is God revealing something to you! I remember recently a really dear friend of mine spoke to me regarding a movie, and she asked for my opinion. I told her that I was not too keen on it, from what I heard about it, it involved certain things that I did not find amusing. Bare in mind I have not spoken to this lady for quite a while now. She said that she had a dream about me. When she told me the dream, my eyes sparkled!! I was not expecting her to tell me this! It really made my day, and I was so excited to go to work! Since then, I cannot thank God enough for the POWER OF DREAMS! It revealed to me that I am coming into my season of what I prayed for!! And God revealed the answer through my friend!
To all my beautiful queens out there, remind yourself that whatever season you’re in, know that you are coming out of it! Some are there to help you grow, some are there to humble you, some are there to remind you of where you are going. Do not feel the need to imitate someone else, because you have viewed their progress with your natural eyes; rather see it as an opportunity to humble yourself and ask God for His strength to endure the process. Yes the process may take a while, but when the outcome arises, you will truly understand why it is important to master the essence of patience in your seasons. Remember that God is so close to you! He has not gone anywhere! Remember that where you are is not a mistake; it is preparing you for where you need to be in the near future. Your latter days will be GREATER than your former days! So don’t look back! Its forwards EVER, backwards NEVER!
Ladies thank you very much for reading the posts, they are here to encourage, motivate and uplift us all! If there is anything you would like me to discuss further, kindly write your message below and I will surely get back to you! God richly bless you all!