Hi everyone , I hope you’re all doing well ! Just a bit of an introduction In this post as you can see by the title I will be covering season and time and then I will talk about more purpose in part 2 . I feel like it’s important that we have a conversation about these topics because we are living in a epoch in which the majority of us question Gods season , time and purpose for our life and sometimes we ask ourselves why we must follow it. I hope as you read this post it gives you insight to some of your questions.
Time : The indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole.plan, schedule, or arrange when (something) should happen or be done.a point of time as measured in hours and minutes past midnight or noon. (Oxford dictionary, 2019)
Season : a proper suitable time , an indefinite or unspecified period of time ( oxford dictionary ,2019) .
For me the key word in that is ‘period’ which means a certain amount of time which means that seasons do not last forever.
Purpose –why you do something or why something exists ( Cambridge dictionary, 2019) .
Autumn, Winter, spring and summer
These are seasons that we are all able to identify, as there are always signs which indicates when the seasons are transitioning. Therefore we are able to prepare accordingly for the changes that are going to occur. It’s funny how we often so quick to prepare for physical seasons , but we find it difficult to detect Spiritual seasons .
Ephesians 6:12 tells us “this is not a battle between flesh and blood but Spiritual principalities.”
Meaning every decision you make here on earth, the Spiritual realm responds. Seasons are also very important because within seasons there are time frames which God gives us to carry out a particular assignment or to obey an instruction. The seasons that you enter are steps in fulfilling parts of your purpose that God has given you.
“To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck what is planted; A time to kill, And a time to heal; A time to break down, And a time to build up; A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, And a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, And a time to gather stones; A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;”
Ecclesiastes 3:1-5 NKJV
These verses reveals that when God created the earth, He introduced the concept of time as it is the very thing that brings order and discipline into the world. God wills for us all is to respect the principle of time and seasons as it through these principles that He will order our steps.
Jesus is the perfect example of walking out in his season. In his 3 years in ministry, He only did things in Gods timing. Although Jesus had the anointing and the power to perform miracles at any time, He did decided against it because as He was now living on Earth, Jesus had to submit and that He had to respect it so those who follow after him know and obey the principle of time. A perfect example is when Jesus respecting time was at the wedding and the wine ran out and Mary the mother of Jesus said, “They have no wine.” Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come.” John 2:3-4 NKJV
This verse really interesting because Mary knew that Jesus was capable of preforming a miracle but Jesus wasn’t going to preform a miracle just because His mother said so. Jesus was waiting for what God already ordained him to do in eternity to manifest it in time. This relates to us because we are living in a time where there’s so many gifted people on earth many anointed people. But the problem is timing , so many people do the right thing at the wrong time. Never let the influence or the pressure of people cause you to do things before your time ! Jesus could have been under pressure by Mary his mother but He knew that eternity did not permit him yet to preform the miracle. Jesus was so sensitive to time that He regardless of the circumstances, He had obey the God’s timing which he was under.
The problem that we have now is that nobody wants to wait everybody just wants to go ! It’s great that everyone’s ambitious but it comes at a cost when you do things at a time that heaven has not ordained.
You may be asking , how do you know when your season is changing you will know if you are in constant communication with the father. Revelations such as time and season only comes through spending time with God and He will begin to show you signs. Do you think Jesus had perfect timing because He was the son of God ? Certainly not , Jesus also had to fellowship with the Lord so that He could have the strength and decernment not to bring heaven on earth too early.
“Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.”Luke 6:12 NKJV
We need to get to a point in our lives where we are concerned about if the heavens are in agreement with our timing because that’s the only way we will know truly if we are walking in the will of God. I know sometimes it’s hard to understand why God would make you wait to release whatever it is He may have in store for you, but just remember that with every great thing there is a process to it. If you are wondering about what season of your life it is that you are in, I would urge you to seek God because it is only in Him that you will find clarity.
I pray in this Season we become sensitive to the voice of God , I pray that you are realeased from every pressure society has put on you. I pray that God reveals to you what he wants you to do and when and I pray that once you know you obey in Jesus name Amen!
Stay tuned for part 2
God bless you all