There is a reason the weather transitions from one astronomical period to another. The four periods can be identified as spring, summer, fall, and winter. I know all of you reading this post is familiar with how this transcends into the spiritual realm. You at least have an understanding of the basics, correlating this paradigm to the parallels of life right? If not, let us further dissect the climatic conditions as it relates to life.
For some of you, you’re feeling like you are submerged under water. Drowning in life due to the storms raging from every direction. The others of you are tired, exhausted from working hard only to realize that your hard work really hasn’t paid off, YET. Then there’s the few that are currently in a season of contentment, yet you still feel like there is a missing piece or part of the puzzle to life. In every instance, you’re feeling like God is someone napping while you battle the raging waters on your own. Let me offer this reminder to you, life will NEVER be perfect. But it only takes one second for him to calm the storms in your life. Take a look at Matthew 8:24-26. The scripture states, suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!”. He replied (Jesus), “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. Can I just tell you that God is in the process of calming all storms in your life… Suddenly he will show you just how much power he possess. Can I tell you that God is not sleep, in fact he knows all that you’ve endured and understands better than you do why you had to endure everything you’ve endured season after season. He is looking for you to cast your cares on him. He is looking for you to be unflinching in this season because he will NOT allow you drown. Luke 17:6 says all you need is faith the size of a mustard seed. Will you faint in this season or have faith?
You see, unlike the weather, Christians often arrive in different seasons at different intervals in life. Some may be resting in the warmth/comfort of a pretty spring, while others of you may drenching from the heat of summer because God is allowing a season of pruning. Meaning he is burning things away in preparation for the fall that will lead to the BIG win. There is a reason and a season for everything under the sun. God orchestrated this to change who you are in preparation for who he created you to be. You must endure the HEAT, as we all know fire purifies. You must endure the fall, as we know that some people, some behaviors, some mentalities must LEAVE just as the leaves must wither away. You MUST endure the cold wintry weather as we know this stage can freeze what’s in you just so it can SPRING up at just the right time.
One of my favorite verse is Galatians 6:9 which is “Don’t grow weary in well doing, for at just the right time you WILL reap a harvest”… A few passages before that, it states those who live to please the spirit will harvest everlasting life from the spirit. My God!
Choose faith, fainting is just not worth it.