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In Due Season


There comes a point in our lives when we want something but we do not want to wait for it. It can be anything, big or small, but we feel an urgent need to have it right now. Most times, we feel if we don’t have it quickly, our lives will be ruined. While there are times when there is a real urgency for a particular need, we often deceive ourselves into thinking this rather than waiting for the one who is in control. Although it may not make sense to us, all things are in God’s timing, not ours.

Time is something that we the people lose track of. We lose track of it when we get caught up doing something and time has gone by or we are working and lose track of how late it has gotten. The thing about time is that God does not work on our time schedule as He transcends time. He is the one who created time, space, and matter as we know it but He is not limited by it nor is He subjected to any restrictions because of it. The truth of God and time is that while our lives are limited by time here on Earth, God is above and beyond anything of time.

In other words, while man is limited by time and can only do so much within a given amount of time or season, God is not. However, man’s knowledge and understanding is limited which causes many to think that because we cannot do something then God is unable to do so. This type of thinking places barriers and holds on God which completely goes against scripture. This is just one area where our faith must be strong and needs to be used as our limited knowledge and understanding leads to limiting God and His abilities but not everything is as they seem. In fact, Hebrews 11:1 lets us know that not all things that we know are seen: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

Because each individual is different as we are uniquely made, we are at different points in our walks with Christ. There is nothing wrong with this but what we all have in common is that we all have seasons in life similar to the seasons of the year. There will be times when life feels warm and cozy like is does during the summer but there will be times when life feels like its freezing and/or frozen. Whatever season we are in during our lives, we must remember that all seasons happen for a reason: “To every [thing there is] a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven” (Ecclesiastes 3:1).

If the current season makes no sense or is wearing you down, do not give up. God is the author of our faith and He is the finisher of it and because He has given to us a season, He will provide a solution to the season. God is the one who puts everything into motion even if the times are troubling but just as He did with Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, and on and on, He will do the same for you: show up. However, there is a due season that we all have and we must wait upon our due season and not give up during the wait: ”And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not” (Galatians 6:9).

During our times of trouble and waiting, we do not have to doubt that God is there. After all, He is the one that created all things and as He always has, will He be right on time. Scripture tells us that even the sun knows when to go rise and set and while these things are inanimate objects, they have a purpose and they know what to do and when to do it. Nothing is by accident and the Earth certainly did not come together because of two rocks colliding with one another: ” He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down” (Psalm 104:19).

Although waiting is one of the hardest things for most people to do, it is the best thing. When we need to sort out our problems, we should not do so quickly. Doing so quickly often leads to making things worse. When we need time to sort out our feelings, we cannot rush through them and doing so will make an individual overlook or completely ignore a major, or major, issue(s). Yes, God can do all things even those things that are impossible to man, He works things out for our lives based on His timing and in our due season. If we do not give up during our trial and continue to fight even if the odds seem impossible, we will be rewarded in our due season: “And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding” (Daniel 2:21).

And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding.”

–Daniel 2:21

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Written by Billy Ray Parrish


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