I was eavesdropping

I was at a Christian conference recently and during the
break session, two of the delegates were having a discussion about what God was
doing in their lives. Whilst I appreciate that one shouldn’t eavesdrop, I could
not help but listen in to the wisdom that was being shared. One of the
delegates had gone through a particular season with God and now it was time to
move on. The key point in their discussion was how to recognise the end of a

We live in a Christian culture where the word season implies
an almost endless period, whether it is of blessings, finance etc and we are
always being told that we are now in one season of God or the other. I agree
with all that but the word season means a period of time, though the word could
also mean a recurrent period, such as a holiday season. Seasons, by their
definition have a start and end date, even if the end is transformed into
something else

I started to think about my own live. I asked myself the
question – do I know when one season is over and it’s time to move on. The
honest answer is I don’t. I expect a season to last forever.

The danger of this
type of thinking is that it makes it difficult for us to move on, or worse
still, God has moved on and we still think of where He was. Whilst it may not
be difficult to embrace new challenges, these then clog our lives as it is yet
another thing that we have taken on that has no end. This can lead to unnecessary

I am aware that this is something personal to me but I
really wonder how many of us think consciously of God’s season coming to an
end. If we are need a biblical reference for this, let’s turn to Ecclesiastes

There is
a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:

2 a time to be born and a time to
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace

Understanding God’s time is crucial to how we live our
lives. So I guess the million dollar question is, do you recognise when a
season has come to an end and I believe that unless there are physical signs,
such as when winter leads to spring, we know the end of a season by revelation.

It took God to tell Joshua that they had stayed on the
mountain long enough and it was now time to go in and possess the Promised
Land. We know the end of a season by staying in the vine, the master planner of
our lives.

I really pray that we will know how a season has ended so
that we can make quick and accurate progress in life. Trust this has been a
blessing to you, so until I appear again in your inbox, stay blessed


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