Your Season Is About To Shift
There may have been seasons in your life where you may have felt that things were not necessarily going “your way”. You may have felt stuck, stagnant or you may have even felt uncertain about your next step or your next Destiny move. In fact, you may be experiencing one of those seasons as the you read this article. In fact, you may be wondering what’s your next move or if you are, in the “right” place in your business, career, life or even ministry. You may even feel that your Destiny is slipping out of reach and that your steps are veering out of order.
Sometimes, during these dry seasons, it may even feel like you’re not walking in your full Purpose or you’re not stepping into everything that God has called you to do. My brother or sister, no matter where you are on your journey, God is with you and will carry you through this season and every season of life. Only God can establish your footsteps and carry you out of your dry season and propel you into the next season that reflects has prepared for you. Allow God’s Love and His Word to transform your life and circumstance, even at this very moment. Let God remind you of your Purpose and your Call in Him. Allow The Holy Spirit to penetrate your heart and remind you of who you are to Him. Digest and meditate upon God’s Word and you will produce His Fruit in due season.
Stay Planted and Check Your Counsel.
“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.” Psalms 1:1 KJV
Although it is critical to check your counsel throughout every season of life, it’s especially critical to consider your counsel during these dry seasons of life. Your counsel during these seasons can either catapult you to success or keep you cycling in the wilderness. Your counsel can either draw you away from God’s Presence or propel you closer to Him. When you are in a dry season, it’s important to water and feed yourself with God’s Word – as much as possible. During these times, staying rooted in His Word and reminding yourself of His Promises is a constant must. Consistently feeding yourself His Word is your lifeline during these times. When you are in this vulnerable place, the enemy will try to lure you with thoughts that will discourage you from pursuing your Destiny and draw you away from what He’s trying to produce out of you. Do not abandon your Purpose! Remember this, whatever the enemy tries to tell you is a lie. In these dry seasons, your mind and thoughts become vulnerable to the enemy’s ploys, plots, strategies, and attacks. When things around you look dark and things are getting dry, your time with God becomes even more vital and precious. In Matthew 4:1, Christ shows us how to handle our wilderness seasons. When Christ was in the wilderness – every time Satan came to tempt Him, Christ rebuked him with The Word. When the enemy comes to tempt, strain and to drain you from fulfilling God’s Purpose for your life – you must rebuke Satan with God’s Word.
There may be times, during these seasons, where you may not “feel” like confessing or applying God’s Word, remember that your retreat from God is a strategic attack of the enemy. The enemy’s desire is to distract you from utilizing God’s Word, sifting you as wheat, causing you to lose your focus and derail you from your Purpose. You were built by God to conquer and to defeat the enemy in every area of your life. So conquer this wilderness season by clinging to God’s Word for His Counsel, Direction, Instruction, and Insight. You must choose to believe everything that God has revealed to you about your Purpose and Destiny and who He has called you to be. Embrace and read His Word throughout this season.
If you’re facing a dry season here are a few helpful tips to strategically water your heart with His Word and to prepare your environment to battle against the enemy:
- 1. Set up intentional prayer times and devotional patterns. Pick out sometimes throughout the day to spend some alone time with God. Allow His Word to penetrate your heart and to saturate your environment.
- 2. Set up quiet times with God. Lay out before Him and give Him your heart. Cast your cares, worries, and desires upon Him.
- 3. Be intentional about reading and hearing God’s Word constantly. Your spirit is yearning to be refreshed by Him. Get creative and surround yourself with The Word throughout the day. Leave notes around the house with various scriptures reminding yourself of God’s Promises.
- 4. Guard your heart. Keep an environment of peace and allow His Word to flow freely throughout your home. Keep your television and radio on Christian stations. Play worship music throughout the day.
- 5. Surround yourself with Godly Counsel. Follow those who are led by God and are producing His Fruit – Mature Fruit tested by the seasons of life.
Allow God to order your steps.
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.”
Psalms 37:23 KJV
When you choose to esteem and value God’s Word over what the enemy is saying or even over the opinion of man, you’re choosing to exalt God over your circumstance and even over this temporary wilderness season of your life. Remember that the wilderness is temporary. When you choose to obey God’s Word and His Instruction, even in dry seasons, you’re choosing to submit yourself to God’s Way and you’re executing things in His Timing. When you submit your heart and your way to God’s Fatherly Care, He will not lead you astray. Trust Him in all seasons. Remember, especially during these wilderness seasons, the enemy will try everything in his power to derail you from functioning in your Purpose and to distract you from fulfilling your Destiny Assignment. Remember that God is with you and He’ll lead you every step of the way. “For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.” Jeremiah 29:11 AMPC
Intentionally delight yourself in the Lord.
“But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in his law doth he meditate day and night.” Psalms 1:2 KJV
During these wilderness seasons your appetite to focus forward on fulfilling your Destiny may have diminished, but remember, that God has not diminished who He has Called you to be. When the pressures of life try to weigh you down, it is important to take hold and encourage yourself in God’s Word. Allow God’s Word to nourish you and to remind you of why He crafted you and who He has called you to be. Your Purpose is greater than your wilderness season.
“And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.” 1 Samuel 30:6 KJV.
Redirect your focus on His Word and intentionally set yourself against the enemy’s voice and align yourself with what God is saying about you. You are His and don’t forget it! “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:35, 37-39 KJV
Choose To Stay Planted.
“And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.” Psalms 1:3 KJV
When the environment is dry around you and there’s no light to be found, choose to cling on to God’s Word. If you’re facing a dry, lonesome, wilderness and/or barren season, remember that God is with you and He is for you. Your wilderness is a temporary season and not a permanent destination. “In the Name of Jesus, I break the spirit of depression, rejection and torment from looming and haunting over your life. In Christ Jesus you are free. By The Blood of Christ you are set free from the burden and bondage of sin. In Christ you are made free! So be free in Jesus Name. Amen.”
What are you filled with? Guard your words.
“A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.” Proverbs 18:20 KJV
Watch your words. Your words navigate your path and they chart the course of your Destiny. In difficult seasons, sometimes your emotions may try to get the best of you in an attempt to rule over your thoughts. Remember that your “thought life” will guide what you say. What you choose to meditate on will eventually lead your language and your body to action. It’s up to you to discipline your thought life and pattern yourself after The Word of God. “Death and life are in the powerful of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” Proverbs 18:21 KJV
The Earth is the Lord’s and every season belongs to him.
“The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.” Psalms 24:1 KJV
Remember that you were created by God, we are His Workmanship – we are His carefully crafted, Purpose filled Vessels used for His Glory. “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10 KJV Every inch of our bodies were designed by Him. We were created to give God Glory and to reflect Him in the Earth. You were created for Purpose. You were created out of the Heart of God for this very time. Don’t allow the wilderness to distract you out of what you were called to do. You have Purpose and Destiny assigned to you. Don’t give up in the wilderness. Stay the course and focus on what God has called you to do. This is your time. The Earth, and the successive ages of time, all belongs to Him – and so do you. So don’t idolize the wilderness season – don’t magnify it higher than God. For God is bigger than the wilderness that you face. For your life (and the wilderness season that you’re facing) is all in His hands. God can breathe upon your situation and cause your season to shift at any moment. Time belongs to Him. Submit your heart to Him and go through His Process. Submit to Him and He’ll lead your path – even through the wilderness.