To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven (Ecclesiastes 3:1 KJV)
Life presents itself to us in seasons and even more importantly, God operates in seasons. There is a time and a season for every single one of His purposes and plans. The Lord visited the Jews when Jesus was born; they failed to recognize the season of divine visitation that was before them and missed the blessings.
Solomon went further in verse 2 to give us more practical insights into what he is referring to and said there is, “A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted” (Ecclesiastes 3:2 KJV). There is a season for planting and one for harvesting. The beginning of each year presents every one of us with an opportunity and a season. It is a season for reflection, evaluation, and planning. It is a season to look back and not repeat the errors of the just-ended year because you will certainly have the same results. It is a season to plan because there are no expected results without corresponding planning.
What season of your life are you in? It might be a season of planting where you are giving your time, resources, and energy to the Lord, the ministry, a business or a relationship with little to no results. If that is you, do not stop or give up because there is a season of harvest coming.
Why is it important for us to recognize the seasons of our lives? (1 Chronicles 12:32). Declare “I have an understanding of the seasons of my life, and I know what I ought to do by the Spirit of the Lord.”
APPLY THE WORD
Do you recognize, at least, one season of your life? What are you supposed to be doing in this season?
Ask the Lord to open your understanding to the seasons of life and help you not to miss out on any.
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