So this was the first topic that was on my heart to really start my blog with. Soon as we realize that there are seasons to everything we experience in this life we will be good! I mean everything will be gooooood! So say your happy, and it just seems like God is just showing you so much favor. And then all of a sudden that time goes sour. Life gets uncomfortable, your now facing anxiety, you’re in pain, you’re in a state of depression, you’ve gotten disappointed and ALL THE REST!
BUT AS SOON as we realize that this is ONLY TEMPORARY and we must rejoice in this time! We must recognize who is in control. Let me give you some scripture on these seasons i’m talking about.
Ecclesiastes 3 King James Version (KJV)
3 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
I want yal to really dissect this scripture and I know each and everyone of you can relate to one of them times. Okay so first we all was born, and we all must die…
Lets look at verse 4 .. A time to weep, Lord knows we’ve all done cried. But wait look what it says after, a time to laugh. So we’ve seen those good times and them sad times. Some folk have seem more sad times than happy.
Man back when I was running wild like a plum fool, I saw a lot of weeping seasons. Those times were due to getting connected with folk that should have never went past Hello. Man I stayed having somebody in my chair beside me. And when I say “stayed having someone in my chair beside me” meaning I always had a boo, always had somebody I was dating/messing with whatever you wanna call it. And that being the case I never gave God the opportunity for it to just be Him and I. I always was running, searching for men to fill the voids that I had. And I ALWAYS came up short and feeling empty! Never having joy, never having peace, never satisfied! But the good thing about God is that he will deliver you from situations on the low and you will be like dang how did I even get out that mess? I mean God had a way with saving me from total destruction that I was leading myself to! It would be times I would be messing with a guy, talking to a guy and then all out the blue he would just get ghost. I would be like “dang why Joe/Sam/Eddie ain’t texting me back, why he ain’t Call me back” I mean it wouldn’t be no words exchanged on anything. The joker would just get ghost and that would be the WORST because in the back of my head i’m like “dang was it something I did? or was it something I didn’t do?” Knowing good and well there wasn’t too much that I didn’t do. smh(Transparent) But anyways to say all that is Ladies and Gents, we got to recognize when God closes doors! When he allows these seasons to be done with!
Some folk will come into our life JUST for a season. And it could be a mighty good season. A season of personal growth, with the help of that person. It could be lots of reasons why that person was sent to your life at that specific time to help you get to where you needed to be for a season. But when God starts tugging at your heart saying “Okay Love, This season is over– time to let Joe Joe or So So go”. Its one of the hardest things to do. But once you do it God rewards all his children for obedience. I’ve had to let go a few great people that where placed into my life JUST FOR SEASONS. I mean it would be the hardest thing I THOUGHT I could ever do until I would pray and cry out to God to strengthen me. It’s just crazy because the folk you would have to let go of because the season was over, they would hurt just as bad as you hurt and would never understand. But somewhere deep down in their hearts if they prayed and Asked God, I know without a doubt God would let them in on the secret and tell them “It was only for a season–proceed son/daughter”. I’ve had to trust in the Lord a many of times due to this. I be like DANNNNG Lord, why this season gotta end? I luhhhh this man.(Most of the time it was Lust because we would have had built the relationship on physical and lusting each other), He so good to me. He/she this or that. But at the end of the day you can’t argue with God. He lets you have FREE WILL to do whatever you please but when you don’t do what he says, you find yourself having no peace and just up and down with emotions all the time. Stringing that person along this ride of discontentment is selfish and not fair to that person. I would always hear The Lord softly saying “I know this wont be easy but trust me, I have what’s BEST for you.” There would be times I would just lay flat on my face crying out to God-praying with the carpet soaked from my tears from having to let go of folk. But once I really let go and honestly let Go with all my being, God would literally FILL ME UP with an unexplainable joy that words couldn’t even express! And it would be even more confirmation that I did the right thing–TRUST HIM.
During these Seasons, Good or Bad–Satan has to ASK GOD can he test us! If God approves it, its up to us if we will pass or fail! You see how satan came and tempted/tested Jesus while he was out in the wilderness. Or what about how Satan told God that Job would curse him if God took all his family, harvest, health away. It’s up to you if you pass or fail the test of satan. It will come a time where I feel after many tests failed, satan will be like “man i’m tired , she too prayed up- let me move on.”
So all in all guys we got to make sure we don’t allow the seasons to knock us off our Faith game. And its totally up to us how long we will allow fear, and doubt and any other attitudes towards whatever season God is allowing us to go through. Its how we react and respond to them! So if right now you are in a lonely season, make sure you are speaking life! Stop going around saying “Man i’m so tired of being lonely, I’m going to be single forever” waaaaa waaaaa waaaaaa ! Stop with the pity party. God wants to know that you are just fine AND content with just You and him! Matter fact I personally think all you doing is prolonging the process. You keep going back to old flames that God delivered you from just to have somebody to talk to etc, You keep going to the clubs looking for somebody you can get to talk to, you keep going to the gym hoping you gone meet Mr. Right. I’m going to tell you right now, until you be content with just YOU AND GOD, you gone always have voids, looking for Sally Mae, Jessica or Adam, or Stan to try and fill. And they will NEVER be able to fill your voids like the Lord can. So start speaking life — “Lord I have no idea when you are going to send me my Ruth, or my Boaz, but as of right now I’m content with just you and me” “Lord, I love you so much and i’m so glad to have you because You say you will never leave more NOR forsake me” Think about that, God won’t do you like how them jokers did you in the past, he LOVES at all times. He will never leave you. He sent his son to DIE for you. I don’t know about you but I ain’t never had no man tell me he would die for me. Lord Jesus–Now thats somebody I NEED to be with, forever.
Enjoy these seasons. Because to be honest every season has a PURPOSE AND A PLAN behind it! Let God take the wheel and know that he is working behind the scenes on your behalf! So it don’t matter if its a dry season where you don’t see any break throughs or big promotions or more money coming in or if its a Lonely season where you feel like you aint got nobody to court/date spend time with, man spend time with God. Get to know him! Love on him! And in that time too he will be letting you know yourself. Love on you too. Get to know YOU. I can remember how I use to always just have to have somebody to be texting or hanging out with. And it came a time where God put me right by myself and was like basically “girl you about to get to know Jasmine and what Jasmine Like and dislike etc.”
Know that God is still right there just orchestrating things for your good. This is the time to stay connected, prayed up and TRUST IN HIS TIMING.
Romans 8:28 states:
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Be the light loves,