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 , because your are simply drawing close to your miracle/unmerited favor/breakthrough . Just alittle more effort and you would be home dry .Lam 3:30,31(Msg)"Don’t run from trouble. Take it full-face. The “worst” is never the worst. Why? Because the Master won’t ever walk out and fail to return."
5.Seasons of deep prayers - The longer the wait , the deeper your prayers become, the deeper the prayers , the stronger the encouragement and the revelation that comes with it . Now here is the key that will encourage you.your prayers are not at all in vain , but what has been happening in the realms is , you have being loading your cloud of blessings with deep prayers and when it is full at (the appointed time) get ready for the mega rain. Elijah heard the sound of rain and rather than give up at that point , he prayed even the more earnestly loading his cloud the more with deep prayers and what happened ? . 1 Kings 18:45(NLT)"And soon the sky was black with clouds. A heavy wind brought a terrific rainstorm, and Ahab left quickly for Jezreel." Key- Don't relent , you are getting close to your appointed time in Jesus name, amen.
6.Seasons of sowing - If truly you are desirous for a breakthrough or harvest , my advice is "continue" and don't give up ,even when it looks like nothing is coming forth . wow , don't give up , keep sowing , sow your time , sow love , sow money , keep sowing , you are simply piling up your blessings for your day of harvest that is sure to come .Amen. Listen , God loves surprises ,the day you hit your gold mine ,might just be that sister/brother/friend/stranger you helped again down your road or in your office . Heb 10:36( NIV)"You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised."
7.Seasons of bible study with deep meditation-why? In seeking for the truth , there is this drive , deep desire to find a solution to the pain/challenge you re passing through , the search begins for a way out .Now the deeper the study , the deeper the revelational knowledge that comes with it and with that knowledge you are armed and prepared not just to confront and end the challenge but even to face those who would not take delight in you , when you come into your blessings/miracle/harvest . The knowledge you have renews your strength in preparation for that day . Amen. Isaiah 40:31(NIV)"but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."
8.Seasons of shame and mockery - lol, gone through this season, so many times , that I can confidently tell you , it is only preparing you for your appointed day . What it does is , looking at it with the right mindset .1 helps your faith to become strong .2 . Keeps you humble before God , as you focus your mind on Him for the rescue .3.it smoothens/fine-tunes your character .So enjoy the ride and fret not about it .lol. Amen . Good news -Zep 3:19(NLT)"And I will deal severely with all who have oppressed you. I will save the weak and helpless ones; I will bring together those who were chased away. I will give glory and fame to my former exiles, wherever they have been mocked and shamed."
9.Seasons of Endurance - The endurance test is a most . No short cuts !! key- the more you endure , the more humble and meek you become .The endurance test , helps you to cast your worries on him . It helps to stop the fretting ,when you don't seem to have your way , you become patient and endure it. James 1:12(NLT)" God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him."
10.Seasons of joy - In preparing you for your appointed day . joy is a vital key to your harvest .you cannot allow your joy in him to die/wither away .key- everyday despite the odds working against you , you maintain your joy,keep your expectations high in anticipation of that appointed day, for that is where He usually will come to meet with you . Isaiah 64:5a"Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, those that remember thee in thy ways."
" There is an appointed day for every man either good or bad "
PRAYER :Father let me not miss my appointed day with you in Jesus name , Amen.