And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. Phillippians 1:6
Throughout the journeys of life there are different times and seasons we will walk through. We will never stay in the same place our whole lives, and if we did stay, we could possibly be missing out on each journey God has in store for us.
I have found there have been seasons of hiddenness in my life. During these times I desperately felt the need for anyone to notice the calling and anointing God placed on my life. I would cry out to the Lord over and over again “why doesn’t anyone notice what I carry!” and it felt like I was missing out on God’s will for my life. I realized that the rejection I experienced in my youth would carry over into what I saw as rejection from the church, and that there was more healing and refinement in me that needed to be done.
There have also been times in my walk with God where he was speaking to me and doing amazing things in my life and through my interactions and relationships. I was experiencing him in powerful ways. In contrast, with quiet seasons where God is not speaking as loudly as he once was, I have found in these times he desires for me to pursue Him, while gaining revelation and insight from the word of God.
So what is my point with all of this? EMBRACE THE SEASON YOU ARE CURRENTLY IN. Often we do not get to choose our seasons, but God does. This is a good thing because if I always had the choice of what season to be in I would have made a big mess of things. God takes us through these times, seasons, circumstances and situations preparing us for everything he has for us in the future. If we choose to run away from the season we are currently in to embrace something that we believe is better, we will fall short. It’s important to walk through the processes God puts us through, as well as enjoy the current season, all at the same time.
I want to encourage you today that whatever season you are in to embrace it, learn from it, and grow from it. You can’t get to the top of the mountain without climbing through the rough terrain. That rough terrain is what makes you who you are so when you get to the mountain top you can handle all the requirements and have the necessary skills, along with the experience and wisdom. Once you learn to enjoy the process, you will be that much closer to being ready to accomplish whatever it is God has for you.