10 SEASONS BEFORE YOUR APPOINTED TIME
LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF ECCL 3:1 (Amp)
"There is a season (a time appointed) for everything and a time for every delight and event or purpose under heaven— "
1.Seasons of coaching - Hmm, this one requires your patience . If not you will miss it and even find yourself struggling with this particular season . Why? you feel time is running out , but God is saying ,be patient , you still need to be trained in some areas you are still not perfect yet. Every time I think I am done , He says there is still this area of my life , He wants to touch and get right. Isaiah 28:10(NLT)"He tells us everything over and over--one line at a time, one line at a time, a little here, and a little there!" Key- Leaders are trained , so they can do the same .
2.Seasons of trials and temptations - This particular season comes to build us up in maturity , self control against anger , offence , bitterness ,lust etc.Now these trials and temptations come to prune our flesh and rather than draw us backwards , we go forward in righteousness , right living and right believing . 1 Peter 1:7(NLT)"These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold--though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world."
3.Seasons of Isolation - It helps us to rely on Him and not to focus more on our friends and people we thought would have been a help to us in this season .But when we go through this season of our lives ,I experienced He is always with us strongly , even when we don't sense His presence around us.Heb 13:5(Amp)" Let your character [your moral essence, your inner nature] be free from the love of money [shun greed—be financially ethical], being content with what you have; for He has said, “I will never [under any circumstances] desert you [nor give you up nor leave you without support, nor will I in any degree leave you helpless], nor will I forsake or let you down or relax My hold on you [assuredly not]!”
4.Seasons of weariness - I have come to realize in this season , whenever we come into it ,is a good sign , we have gone very far in getting close to our appointed time . So the key to this season is , if you would permit my advice ,rather than get discouraged , celebrate