Seasons come and they go. We wait in anticipate for the next season to arrive while zipping through the current one ready for it to be over. Why not be still in the season you are in, taking in each moment, each event, each situation. Each season develops us for the next. It is a time to learn, experience, grow, harvest, cultivate, rest. Look at the season you are currently in, not just what’s in front of you, but really examine where you are in this moment in time. What is it that you are to be taking away from it?
I have disconnected from this blog for a long season. I actually disconnected from Shalom. This peace I experience while walking with my Father in Heaven. But in that season I grew in ways I had never grown in my spiritual walk before.
My life looks very different after this past season. We have a new addition to our family, the adoption of our Son. You would first think, “Oh, how wonderful!” But in reality I fought face to face with Satan. I went through a season of testing my Faith.
“because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” James 1:3 NIV
If you are familiar with the Bible, the story of Job in the book of Samuel is the type of test I am talking about. Not anywhere near what Job had experienced in that book, but I felt very disconnected from God. The moment the boy come to our home a very heavy spirit fell upon me. It almost felt like there was a switch from the Holy Spirit to another. Things started happening to me emotionally and physically. For 8 months on a daily basis I would call out to God for strength, direction, HELP. Each time He would give me just enough to carry me to the next day.
I would question if I had made the wrong decision about bringing another child into our lives, maybe he wasn’t the right one, was I to turn him away? How did I become so selfish? Was I wrong about the calling God had put on my life? I searched for answers to the questions that were eating away at my soul. “Who was I becoming?”
I knew this was a season for me to grow. To learn how to walk more in the hand of my Heavenly Father and less in the world, less in myself. We are called to a higher standard, we are chosen to be different, not by how we perform day to day, but how we live within ourselves. He examines our hearts. In that examination if there are flaws, He is going to fix them and make us more like HIM.
“And I will give them singleness of heart and put a new spirit within them. I will take away their stony, stubborn heart and give them a tender, responsive heart, so they will obey my decrees and regulations. Then they will truly be my people, and I will be their God.”
Ezekiel 11:19-20 NLT
So take the season you are in right now and turn to Him who directs the seasons. He will bring you through, weather its a stormy one or a calm one!