Thank you for joining me as we dive into how God uses seasons to help us fulfill His will for our lives. I hope that you had the opportunity to reflect as you answered the questions in Part 1. If you have not, I urge you to stop reading today’s blog and go complete that exercise. After you have, come back and finish reading.
In due season and at an appointed time are two phrases that give us hope that in an upcoming season we will receive the promise of God. We have a confidence in the King that eventually what is to come will soon arrive. We are ecstatic when seasons change. But, what do we do while we are in the waiting season? Let’s look at what King David did in his season of waiting.
In 1 Samuel, Chapter 16, verse 13 the bible records:
So as David stood there among his brothers, Samuel took the flask of olive oil he had brought and anointed David with the oil. And the Spirit of the LORD came powerfully upon David from that day on. Then Samuel returned to Ramah. (New Living Translation)
David was a young boy working the fields herding sheep. He was busy completing the assignment he had been given for that season. He was called away for moment to receive the anointing that he would later need to fulfil his assignment in a different season. After he received, he returned to Ramah. He went back to continue his work while waiting for the appointed time to be King.
In our lives we will be prepared for an upcoming season while simultaneously walking out our present season. What we are presently working to complete, God anointed us in a previous season to complete it and bring him glory. Some of us were children like David, some were college students, others were seasoned adults when the King anointed us. The age doesn’t matter, but the anointing does.
In this season some us are writing books, starting businesses, building marriages, serving in ministry, working or going to school all in preparation for where God is taking us. Let us not despise our present season, while waiting with anticipation of our new season. Be steadfast in the work, knowing that in due season we will reap a harvest if we don’t give up. David knew he was anointed be King, but he continued his work as a shepherd until 2 Samuel, Chapter 5, verse 3.
Continue reflecting on your season by answering the questions below. Your answers may be revealed as the week progresses, so stay in tune with the Holy Spirit and ready to write.
- What have I been anointed to do?
- What assignment am I working on in this season?
- How is this season preparing me for my next season?
There is a season (a time appointed) for everything and a time for every delight and event or purpose under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1 (Amplified)