Continued from part I.
Ecclesiastes 3 speaks to times and seasons, saying, “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven… He has made everything beautiful in it’s time. Also, He has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1, 11)
I think we often quote verse 1 and the beginning part of verse 11. We know there is a time for everything and that He has made it beautiful in it’s time. Don’t miss that:
Everything is beautiful at it’s right time.
Furtick touches on this idea – that everything is beautiful in it’s own time. What was meant for a blessing can be a burden if it occurs at the wrong time. Think of a marriage that wasn’t meant to be – it is not beautiful, it is rough and trying, and difficult to work through at times (or often). But a marriage that is experienced at the opportune time that God planned, once the planting season has finished and it is time for reaping, is beautiful even in it’s rough, trying and difficult times.
God intends to bless you, He will bless you, but don’t hurry the process. Let him teach you what he needs to while you wait. Use this time to be thankful for what you have and what you are able to do, because one day you may not be able to. Use this time to grow and to foster growth in others. Don’t waste any moment.
Okay, but back to verse 11b – he says “ALSO, He put eternity into man’s heart.”
Hear that brothers and sisters – God put the longing for eternity into our hearts and it will never be satisfied by anything in this life, on this earth. As a Christian, I am always longing for eternity, especially in these winter seasons, and God created me that way. But, friends, He doesn’t want us to waste away our mission here on earth because we are longing for eternity. I also don’t believe He wants us to waste away any season because of a longing for the next.
In essence, that’s why I started this blog. I am in a winter season and I am trying not to let it go to waste. I want to share the lessons I am learning, in hopes they will bless and minister to someone else in a winter season. I’m also hoping they will be reminders of my winter season when I am in a spring season.
What season are you in? What joy or positivity can you speak into it today?