Written & Published by Lolita Buck
We all know that there are four seasons in a year. But what many may not know is that there are seasons in life as well. According to the word of God there is a time for everything under the sun. The problem that many of us face is the inability to be able discern the season we're in. This is what causes alot of frustration & turmoil in our lives. We do things & desire things out of season. Is it possible that you're expecting your harvest during the winter season of life? And then during the summer's of life when the harvest is plentiful you're eating the fruits of your labor prematurely not realizing the lean season is always around the corner? The crazy part is that the seasons don't change so I'm not quite sure why we don't get it. The temperature or climate may vary in degrees from day to day. But the cycles of reproduction are identical from year to year. God's method of replenishment on the Earth has always been the same.
"What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun."
I do believe that once we get a handle on the seasons of life we will be able to manage our harvest much better. It's not that God isn't in the blessing business. He most certainly is. But he doesn't just pour out blessings on us twenty four seven. There is what is called seed time & harvest time. It is our responsibility to understand the various seasons of life so that we don't mismanage our blessings. To whom much is given much is required. Of course there is the usual upkeep of things that goes without saying. But there is also the responsibility of understanding the seasons of life much like a farmer does in producing crops. This is so that God's provision will last all year long.
In DUE season the the things that God has promised you will come to pass. Just like the storms of life will pass over in DUE time. Only God knows how long certain seasons in our lives are meant to last. That's why I strongly suggest that we stay connected with him at all times. So that we'll have a better understanding of his will for our lives. No doubt about it God's time is very unique, very different from ours. But he does guarantee us this...
"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend,a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace."
As you can see there is a cadence, a sort of rhythm to the flow of God's blessings in our lives. And they come with all sorts of weather. Sunny days, stormy nights, & all the stuff in between. It's all a part of the seasons of life. So don't be alarmed or even dismayed if everything doesn't line up perfectly with how you envisioned it. For even the trained professionals, the meteorologists get the forecast wrong from time to time. But I can assure you as the old time hymn by Dottie Peoples says, "he's an on time God, yes he is."
As you go forward in your daily journey I extend love & peace to each of you. I pray that you find your "it" and that you OWN IT. That the chains of this world be broken off of you & that you walk in the light that God intended you to walk in.
With dedication & servitude