We live our lives in seasons, and seasons have beginnings and endings. so, diversity is the key to longevity. If you don't understand that, you can lose your sense of purpose and direction, because when one season is over you've nothing left to carry with you into the next. That's why successful farmers keep rotating their crops. They plant corn in one field, then when it goes out of season they plow that field and let it rest. At the same time they're busy elsewhere harvesting alfalfa to make hay, after which that field goes through the same process. In the spring they change the order of things so the field where corn once grew now produces alfalfa, and so forth.
When Paul told Timothy, "Be ready in season and out of season, " he was encouraging him to broaden his spiritual horizons. We often quote the phrase, "Enlarge your territory!" In Timothy's case he needed to understand there's a time to correct people, and a time to comfort them (See 2 Timothy 4:25 NKJV. Timing is so important. the Psalmist compared the blessed man to "a tree....which yields...fruit in season" (Psalm 1:3 NIV). to succeed, you must recognize what season you are in.
And you must also understand that God is more concerned with the depth of your roots than the height of your branches; more interested in quality than quantity. With God "the quality goes in, before the name goes on. Wow, that will preach all by itself! That's why He takes your struggles and uses them to cultivate the kind of soil (and soul) necessary to produce good fruit. And one more thing: From time to time He will permit storms to blow away those people and things that hinder what He's working to produce in you.
This was a short blog today, but a very important one.I thank God that my season is changing. I have gone through a long season or mourning, but now, I believe god is giving me beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, and a garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness." He is turning my mourning into dancing, I have peace, joy, and happiness in my soul. And while I am in this season, I am going to make the best of it. I pray that this will be the most productive time I've had in five years. I've got books to write, places to see, and people to minister to and witness to. I not only survived my dark season, but I conquered it, and you can too. Just remember, "Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world. (1John 4:4).
Have a blessed night, and if you are reading this in the morning, have a blessed day, But:
"Don't Forget To say Your Prayers."