LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF JOB 14:14
"If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come."
10 SEASONS BEFORE YOUR APPOINTED TIME .
1.Seasons of coaching - Hmm, this one requires your patience . If not you will miss it and even find yourself struggling with this particular season . Why? you feel time is running out , but God is saying ,be patient , you still need to be trained in some areas you are still not perfect yet . lol..."every time I think I am done , He says there is still this area of my life , He wants to touch and get right " wow ..Ok sir ! I wait .Isaiah 28:10(NLT)"He tells us everything over and over--one line at a time, one line at a time, a little here, and a little there!"
2.Seasons of trials and temptations - It comes to check our level of self control .ie- anger , offence , bitterness , lust , resistance etc. but I found all of these seasons we go through rather than bring us down , pushes our faith up and helps us to trust Him the more . Amen. James 1:12(NLT)"God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him."
3.Seasons of Isolation - It helps us to rely on Him and not to focus more on our friends and people we thought would have been a help to us in this season .But when we go through this season of our lives ,I experienced He is always with us strongly , even when we don't sense His presence around us . He is there !! Always. Heb 13:5b"for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee."
4.Seasons of weariness - I have come to realise in this season , whenever we come into it ,is a good sign , we have gone very far in getting close to our appointed time . So the key to this season , if you would permit me to advice is , you rather than get discouraged , celebrate , because your are simply drawing close to your miracle . Just a little more effort and you would be home and dry .Lam 3:30,31(Msg)"The “worst” is never the worst. Why? Because the Master won’t ever walk out and fail to return."
5.Seasons of deep prayers - The longer the wait , the deep your prayers become . Now here is the key that will encourage you ..your prayers are not at all in vain , but what has being happening in the realms is , you have being loading your cloud of blessings with deep prayers and when it is full at (the appointed time) get ready for the mega rain. Elijah heard the sound of rain and rather than give up at that point , he prayed even more earnestly loading the cloud with deep prayers and what happened? . 1 Kings 18:45(ESV)"And in a little while the heavens grew black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode and went to Jezreel."
6.Seasons of sowing - In this season I found out , you would sow and sow and sow , amen. And it looks like nothing is coming forth . wow , don't give up , keep sowing , sow your time , sow your service , money , keep sowing , you are simply piling up your blessings for your day of harvest that is sure to come .Amen. Heb 10:36( Amp)"For you have need of steadfast patience and endurance, so that you may perform and fully accomplish the will of God, and thus receive and carry away [and enjoy to the full] what is promised."
7.Seasons of bible study - In seeking for the truth , there is this drive , because you seek your total freedom from the pain or situation you re passing through , the search begins for a way out .Now here is one of the reasons for this search , the deeper the study , the deeper the revelational knowledge that comes with it and with that knowledge you are armed and prepared , even to face those that will not take delight in you , when you come into your blessings or appointed day of harvest . The knowledge you have renews your strength in preparation for that day . Amen. Isaiah 40:31"But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint."
8.Seasons of shame and mockery - lol, gone through this season, so many times , that I can confidently tell you , it is only preparing you for your appointed day . What it does is , looking at it with God's eye .1 helps your faith to become strong .2 . Keeps you humble before your God , as you focus on him to save you .3.it smoothens your character . So enjoy the ride and fret not about it .lol. Amen. love you . Zech 8:13(Amp)" And as you have been a curse and a byword among the nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, so will I save you, and you shall be a blessing. Fear not, but let your hands be strong and hardened."
9.Seasons of Endurance - wow , the more you endure , the more humble and meek you become . Things that use to bother you and cause you to fret , don't happen any more because of your level of endurance . Rather than fret , you just laugh and trust God to do it as always . 1 Peter 5:7(ISV)"Throw all your worry on him, because he cares for you. "
10.Seasons of joy - In preparing you for your appointed day . joy is a vital key to your harvest .you cannot afford your joy in Him to die , so everyday despite the odds working against you , you maintain your joy , because of your expectation of your coming harvest (appointed day ).So no matter the pain and shame , you keep that joy alive , because that is where he is going to meet with you on your day . Isaiah 64:5a"Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, those that remember thee in thy ways:"
PRAYER :Father let me not miss my appointed day with you in Jesus name , Amen.