IN DUE SEASON

Written & Published by Lolita Buck

I must admit I’m probably one of the most impatient people on the planet. So expecting a blessing or opportunity in due season is one of the hardest concepts for me to grasp. For that matter, for me to accept. So I really thank God I’m not a farmer because I’d be in BIG  trouble. But I’m reminded that the Bible is very specific in telling us to be anxious for nothing.

Philippians 4:6-7
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

To be honest though, the idea of planting a seed today and waiting on a harvest months to come is brutal. Look I’m just trying to be transparent here because I’m sure I’m not the only one that feels this way. So of course God is always giving me some tough life lesson on the value of patience and waiting on things to grow & prosper in the right time and season so that’s what I’d like to share with you today.

I want to talk specifically about the chains on our lives. Mainly because everything that this brand represents is connected to getting set free.The chains in our lives don’t just fall off all at once & boom we’re free. God deals with different issues at different times. Little by little he perfects our faith which ultimately brings us to a place of liberation. This is where we can finally walk in the power & authority that he predestined us to walk in. So let’s talk about the seasons of life and what we can expect. I think I’ll tackle this from the perspective of the seasons of nature.

 

WINTER
Winter is probably the most brutal season of them all. We deal with not only snow and bone chilling temperatures. But this is the season where many of us go into hibernation & isolation. In this season i believe we learn the valuable lesson of perseverance and endurance. We go about our everyday lives knowing that it’s not easy but understanding that it doesn’t last forever. God has very specific things he’s doing in the Earth during this time just as he’s doing in our lives. Knowing that it’s temporary and trusting him all throughout is what carries us on into the next season.

 

SPRING

I look at Spring as the season of hope and rejuvenation. It’s not anywhere near as brutal as winter. Yes it usually rains like cats & dogs but we know that in only a few more months the beauty & warmth of Summer is just ahead. The valuable lesson in this season is patience because we’re not necessarily where we want to be but with time and with God showering us with his love daily we’re well on our way to greatness!

SUMMER

Summer is the season of abundance and prosperity. This is when the flowers start to blossom and the sun shines so bright not only on the Earth but in our lives. This is where freedom is birthed and our smile and confidence in God gets a bit brighter. But we have to realize that just as all the other seasons of life this one unfortunately doesn’t last forever. So as they say soak up as much of the UV rays as possible because Fall is just around the corner.

FALL

I think of Fall as the season of shedding & re-birth this where we shake off all of the stuff that’s happened over the previous nine months and get prepared to start the cycle of  of life all over again. Just as the trees begin to lose their leaves and the temperature becomes a bit less forgiving. We know in our heart of hearts that in order for life to be, seasons are inevitable and things will continue to evolve. So with regards to getting set free we are constantly being set free as we weather the seasons of life. That’s why it is so important that we not get too caught up on any one moment because it’s always bound to change. But whether we see it or not this is how we grow. It takes all of the elements of life to make the Earth what it is today and the same holds true for you and I. Its the mix of the good with the bad, the ups with the downs that make us who we are. We are being set free day after day regardless of what season of life we find ourselves in. Just know that whatever God wills for your life can & will happen in due season. This is your ticket to true peace, true love, and true joy. Let me say hovever, God doesn’t necessarily announce the seasons of life to us. But his word does promise that their is a time and season for everything under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

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 time to throw away, a time to tear 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.

 

We must trust God with our lives knowing that he knows what is best. He knows the reason for every season in our lives. It is only when we trust his plan and his timing for our lives that we will truly be set free.  For whom the Son sets free is free indeed!  John 8:36 . It is when we take him at his word and patiently await his promises that our life resembles everything we imagined it to be.

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