Everything Has Its Time
3 To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven:
2 A time to be born,
And a time to die;
A time to plant,
And a time to pluck what is planted;
If we read Ecclesiastes 3, it goes on to list a bunch of times and seasons, but what we have to realize, there is also a time that brings us from one season to another.
When we plant a seed, we don’t wake up the next day to a time of harvest. There is a waiting period. That’s the time I believe many of us are in. A time to wait. Waiting produces maturity, if we try to pluck before it’s time we may produce a weak, undeveloped fruit, or worse abort the seed all together. The waiting period takes faith and work. First we must trust and believe that the harvest will come. Second we must water and nourish it even though we can’t see the manifestation yet. While waiting, the enemy will have many traps to make us believe there is nothing growing. He will send obstacles to hinder us and people to discourage us. He will try to get into our heads to sabotage our own seeds.
11 Teach me Your way, O Lord,
And lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies.
12 Do not deliver me to the will of my adversaries;
For false witnesses have risen against me,
And such as breathe out violence.
13 I would have lost heart, unless I had believed
That I would see the goodness of the Lord
In the land of the living.
14 Wait on the Lord;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!
I encourage you today to speak life. To remember the vision that God gave you and to nourish it at all costs. There is a harvest growing. It will be ready to pluck at the appointed time. Don’t give up according to what you don’t see, or because of what others say. If God gave you the seed, then He will definitely increase what you have planted. Be of god courage and receive God’s strength. Wait on the Lord.
There is a shift taking place for many of us. This shift will bring forth mature fruit. Fruit from the promises of God. September is going to be a crucial time. God will begin to release instructions on how to gather your harvest. He is going to release fresh wisdom and revelation on what to do next. Your posture must be single minded and unwavering in belief. He’s doing strange miracles and untraditional manifestations. Your promise might come in a package that you have never imagined. Don’t listen to the naysayers. What is right in their eyes is not right with God (even if it seems right).
12 There is a way that seems right to a man,
But its end is the way of death.
A time to pluck is coming! Be prepared, because when the harvest comes it will be more than what you have imagined!
Father, we thank You for the waiting period. Forgive us for being impatient and believing the lies of the enemy. Give us strength and courage to overcome all opposition. Help us continue to water and nourish the seed that You have given us. Help us prepare for the harvest. We do not want to miss it! Give us discernment to receive when it comes in unusual ways. Let our harvest give You glory and increase and advance Your kingdom. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!