For everything there is a season…a time to plant and a time to harvest.
We love harvest season. We love when we’re seeing favor, prayers answered, new opportunities. But every season is not harvest. We may not like winter, but it is necessary. Without the leaves coming off, the tree would never develop new buds. In the winter, something is happening that you can’t see. The tree is gathering up sap. The roots are going deeper. It’s being prepared to handle more fruit in the spring. If there weren’t these different seasons, the tree wouldn’t reach its full potential.
Don’t complain about the winter seasons in life—the times when you don’t see any growth, you’re stuck at the same level at work, nothing is changing in a relationship. You’re wondering, “What’s wrong? Where is all the fruit?” Nothing is wrong; you’re in winter. Something is happening inside. You can’t see it, but God is getting you prepared for bigger opportunities, more favor, greater honor. Now keep a good attitude when you’re not being recognized, not getting the credit, not seeing growth. Without winter, you won’t become all you were created to be.
Prayer for Today
Father, thank You that You change times and seasons, and You’re not limited to the right conditions to be in place in order for You to bless me. Thank You that You’re always working behind the scenes on my behalf. I believe that You are preparing me for something greater. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.