Seasons & Times
“Seasons and Times”
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; 3 A time to kill, And a time to heal; A time to break down, And a time to build up; 4 A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, And a time to dance; 5 A time to cast away stones, And a time to gather stones; A time to embrace,
And a time to refrain from embracing; 6 A time to gain, And a time to lose; A time to keep, And a time to throw away; 7 A time to tear, And a time to sew; A time to keep silence, And a time to speak; 8 A time to love, And a time to hate; A time of war, And a time of peace. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
Everything God designed, He designed for a purpose.
Proverbs 16:4 AMP says, “The Lord has made EVERYTHING for it’s own purpose, even the wicked [according to their role] for the day of evil.”
Illustration: The Honeybee has a purpose
· Typical worker bee lives 1 month during work season and collects enough nectar to make only 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey
· A single colony can produce approximately 150 pounds of honey during a warm season
· Honey bees use ultraviolet vision that enables them to see what flowers contain the largest amount of nectar
· In the government of the honeybee kingdom there are worker bees, drones, and queen bees. The workers purpose is to gather nectar from flowers to make honey. The queen bees purpose is to lay the eggs. She can lay up to 2,000 per day. The drones don’t come equipped with stingers. Their purpose is to mate with the queen, keep the hive warm, and feed the larvae.
· Honeybees dance [waggle dance] to communicate directions to other honeybees where they can find nectar. Amazingly, the exact distance to the nectar is measured by the number of wags from the honeybee.
· Bees collect pollen on tiny hairs through a God-given electrostatic charge.
· Approximately 1/3 of human’s food source depends upon insects like bees for pollination.
Everything God has made has a purpose! Just like the honeybee was made for a purpose, you and I have a God-given assignment to accomplish. This is the time for you to fulfill your purpose!
The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 3:11, “He has made everything beautiful in it’s time…”
You might be in between the promise of God and your purpose. This is what we call the process. Wait on the Lord!
God is processing you to fulfill your purpose! He is making "everything beautiful in it’s time."
The prodigal wanted the purpose without the process and he ended up with nothing. You to might want the promotion without the process. Stop trying to take the roast out of the crockpot to early. It taste much better in its season.
Nobody wants a premature birth. You must wait through the process in order to have a healthy baby. God has a time for the baby’s birth and He has a time for your inheritance.
I don't know what season you are in but God does. You might be in the process but God is about to promote you. He has a time! Remember, everything is beautiful in His time. Wait for Him with a joyful expectation! Trust Him completely! He has an inheritance in store for you!