I had a dear friend of mine ask me a question Saturday. He said, “What season are you in?”
I did not know how to answer that question. I said I would have to get back to him on that. I have been thinking about that a lot since Saturday. We are all in different seasons of our lives in different areas. We may be in one type of season in our marriage and a different type in our jobs. I can say for me I am in a new season with my daughter Nichole. A healthy season of healing. Some of us maybe in a new season in our life that we are afraid and don’t like. God knows what he is doing though.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 for everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. 2 A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest. 3 A time to kill and a time to heal. A time to tear down and a time to build up. 4 A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance. 5 A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones. A time to embrace and a time to turn away. 6 A time to search and a time to quit searching. A time to keep and a time to throw away. 7 A time to tear and a time to mend. A time to be quiet and a time to speak. 8 A time to love and a time to hate. A time for war and a time for peace.
The last thing I want to share is this. As I was going through my bible this morning and I landed in Isaiah 61. (This is while I am searching for Ecclesiastes)
Isaiah 61:6 you will be called priests of the Lord, ministers of our God. You will feed on the treasures of the nations and boast in their riches. 7 Instead of shame and dishonor, you will enjoy a double share of honor. You will possess a double portion of prosperity in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.
As I read this I knew it was a word from the Lord, because I started to weep. I have really been feeling as of late that 2013 will be my best year yet. I feel that this word is saying get ready. I am going to double your business. No more shame and dishonor from the temptations of pornography, I have retired from that area of my life. I am a warrior priest and the priest of my home. I feel that in 2013 there will be more men and women and children to minister too ….. more opportunity as I stay retired.
You cannot give away what you don’t have!
5 thoughts on “The Season”
Kee, I am so happy for you ! Keep walking thru the doors as he opens them. I am so proud of you. Thank you for keeping it real and being vulnerable. As for me, I look to 2013 with excitement for what Daddy is going to do. I really believe things are busting loose in my home and in my marriage. In 2013 I will continue to step into and walk in the role that he has created me for. Blessings to you brother. Love you – Chuck
Kevin, thanks for a great message. Good question to ask yourself. What season am I in today?
Thanks for this solid Word and question, my brother!
For me, I akin it of the OFF SEASON, as in sports. It is a season to really sit back and evaluate what is important, what areas are good in my life and what areas I need to improve upon.
I had a great friend of mine pass away on Saturday, Dave Bloom. He had some melanoma removed in 2003, and it came back even stronger about a year and a half ago, spreading to his lungs, liver, than ultimately his brain. He battled long and hard but lost the fight…… He left behind 5 boys and a wife.
Yesterday was tough for me. I felt like crawling up into a ball and do nothing. This has really made me think about what is really important, and what is not. I am very sad. In so many ways that could be me, my family, my sickness. How would I handle that…..
Christmas is not one of my favorite holidays anyway. All the hustle and bustle, I do enjoy Christ's birth, but for so many it is a time of sadness, and this just compounds to it.
I will never forget Dave's face laying in that hospital bed, and him telling me “Hey Mikey, get me out of this bed…….” I was so hopeless and couldn't do anything.
So for me that is the season I am in. OFF SEASON, preparing for next season, and taking on the challenges of what comes next….
Keep writing your words are encouraging
and getting me thinking
thank you for having me on this list
be bless from your obedience god will bless your business
but I'm sure the business is god