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Last week, we left off with Galatians 6:9 KJV, which says; And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season, we shall reap if we faint not, and we will come back to it a little later. In the meantime, you may not have realized it, but we have five (5) seasons, Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, and DUE season. The Holy Spirit has been rather persistent with this message of Seed, Time, and Harvest, so I’d suggest that we listen very carefully as we look at the seasons through the eyes of a farmer.
Winter, which is from early December to late February, is a time for rest! However, the work doesn’t end. Now the farmers have time to fix machinery or other projects on the farm and prepare for the next planting season. It’s February, so what season are you in?
As Spring begins, we are waiting for the ground to thaw out, and we want to make sure there will not be another frost. Then from late March to late June is the time to put the crops in the ground. Our time to plant and sow the seeds is right around the corner.
Summer, which is July to early September, can make or break for most farmers. Rain is critical in these months but not too much! Too much rain can damage crops, but not enough rain can also damage crops. The perfect amount of rain, sunlight, and heat produces the best crops!
He will also send you rain for the seed you sow in the ground, and the food that comes from the land will be rich and plentiful.Isaiah 30:23a NLT
In the Fall of the year, late September to early December is the time where farmers get to see the reward of the growing season. Harvest starts in mid-September, and most do not understand all the work that goes into harvest.
While farmers celebrate the harvest season just once a year, we experience the spirit of harvest all the time. Throughout the Bible, harvest symbolizes God’s provision, His protection, and His prosperity for us in Due Season, our 5th season.
If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them; Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.Leviticus 26:3-4 KJV
As I was preparing for this blog post, as always, the Holy Spirit helped me to put the season that I’m in into perspective and I hope that it will do the same for you. My season cycle began last spring, when the Lord planted a seed of expectation in my spirit that He was expanding the territory of Order Your Steps. I won’t rehash the story, but I must tell you that I’ve gone through Summer and Fall, but I have not hit my Due Season. Instead, I have found myself in the winter season and the Lord has me at rest, which I must admit is a tad uncomfortable. I’ve done a lot of prep work for what’s ahead and I will continue to do so, but then what?
As an entrepreneur, at times, I often find myself in a place of uncertainty, which is where I am now. However, I’m learning to trust my periods of uncertainty because they deepen my faith. Nothing can make us second guess ourselves more than when we implement something that we know God has told us to do, but it doesn’t quite work the way we planned. I’ve heard it said that a delay, in not a denial, but have I tried to put the Lord on a deadline, based on my plans, not His. VERY bad idea… So, as I laid in the bed the other morning, wondering about what He has in store for me, the Holy Spirit said very clearly, In Due Season!
The Lord has given me a dream, so I’ve stepped out of the boat, like Peter. Although I’m still not certain if I’ll be able to walk on water, I must have the commitment and courage to take the next step and keep walking. As we pursue our purpose, success, and greatness, we realize that it all will happen in His Divine Timing. Therefore, we must not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap [the harvest], if we don’t give up.