While in Winter…

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As I mentioned last week, I have found myself in the Winter season, and the Lord has continued to clear my calendar, one client at a time.  At this point, since I have been at this place before, I was even more convinced that the Lord was freeing up my time for a specific reason and it was not so that I can play Words with Friends.  I believed that I had completed all the planning as the Holy Spirit had instructed and I was ready, so I thought.  Well, I asked the Lord,” what shall I be doing?”  Let me pause here to say that when you ask the Lord a question, His answer will not be what you are expecting, at all!

Anyway, the Holy Spirit presented me with two messages, very similar in nature to provide my answer.  First, I needed to realize the magnitude of the harvest and second, was I truly prepared mentally for what was ahead. This caused me to take a LONG pause.  Oftentimes, we think that we are so ready for our blessing, but are we really!

Although Winter is a time for rest, which means a time of “peace, ease or refreshment’, we must also understand the biblical definition of entering God’s Rest! Biblical rest is not only something we do for our body, soul, and spirit, but a form of worship, when we completely trust the sovereignty of God and lean into His Holy Spirit even amid the craziest situations.  Therefore, we must enter His Rest and be content. 

Then we must be prepared to step into a season that looks too big for us to handle and understand that we were created for this.  Our assignments are meant to make us uncomfortable. Our vision must be big enough to demand a bigger, better version of ourselves. With this in mind, we must:

1) REIMAGINE our vision.

2) REFINE our goals.

3) REENERGIZE our plans.

The vision that the Lord has given me is for 100’s of women to come, in seed form and be transformed into what God has created them to be.  God has designed and assigned me to be the one who can reach them.  While in Winter, our work doesn’t end.  We must focus on what we need to do to be mentally and skillfully prepared to accomplish our vision and for me this was a wake-up call.

We are quickly approaching Spring as we are waiting for the ground to thaw and soon it will be time to put the seeds in the ground.  Just like the farmer, I decided that there were projects around the house that I have continued to put off, so I got out my swisher and got to work. But you must understand that I really dislike dusting.  But now I can already feel a shift in my mood.  I can sense the vibration of an abundance of rain.  Most do not understand all the work that goes into harvest.  We often talk, wish, and pray for the harvest, but what about once it comes. 

Let’s look at an analogy of getting a new house.  The Lord will show us the vision of our new house.  It’s big and beautiful, but there is no way that we can afford that house.  We look at all the obstacles, and they are many, but the Lord says yes.  Therefore, we cannot ignore the promptings of the Holy Spirit, no matter how small. He just continues to blow our mind.  Our faith walk begins and when we look back, the journey makes no sense.  Once we are blessed, we must tell others what the Lord has done.  Ultimately, reaping the harvest is for us to be fruitful, to be a witness to His glory and His Favor on us is to bless others. 

But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”

1 Corinthians 2:9

So, my question to you is, how big is your vision and what season are you in?

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