Do you feel suffocated? Are people always laughing at you, how difficult your journey is? Do you sometimes feel others are doing better than you? Perhaps people who are younger than you are doing way better than you in terms of career. They could be earning a 6 or 7 figure salary when you are stuck in one position not because you aren’t doing something about it but for reasons you do not understand. You have sent application after application yet all you receive are regret after regret?
Well today I have come to you with good news. It doesn’t matter how long it has taken. It doesn’t matter to God how you look. It doesn’t matter to God who has gone ahead of you. It doesn’t matter to God who is earning what. All that matters to God is that He loves you. All that matters to God is that He cares for you. All that matters to God is that He is able and nothing is impossible before him. He is a God of possibilities. He will make your life beautiful again. He will turn your mourning into dancing, your tears into laughter.
For your friends, colleagues, relatives who seem to be doing well in life, pray for them. Pray that god blesses them even more. Remember they are in their season. Let them shine. When your season of blessings come, you will also shine. You will glitter. You will be like a light that cannot be put off when your season comes. Prepare for that season by doing what you ought to do. If its job applications, make them and trust in God. If it’s a business, start and trust in God. Whatever it is you need to do, do it invite God to do his bit. He says in His word that “For I know the plans I have for you. Plans to give you hope and a future.” He also says, “All things work together for good.” His word also says that in His own time he makes all things beautiful. So forget the pressures of this world. Don’t pay attention to the humanly seasons but always remember that his timing is always perfect.
God never delays. He is always on time. He will arrive when you least expect it and turn that dire situation into a testimony. Think about it this way-if he blesses you when you are already blessed, maybe you will forget to give Him glory. But if He blesses you in the midst of pain, suffering, lack, then you will have a reason to testify of His goodness. So stay steadfast and know that God will never leave you nor forsake you. He is a God of seasons.
My parting shot to you today is Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. This should encourage you to wait on God.
3 To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
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