One of my favorite scriptures is Ecclesiastes 3:1 — “For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.” Time is one of the most precious gifts that God gives to us. With it, we can do what we want. Time has become a valuable commodity for some. While some hold it close and don’t want to share it, others are very giving of their time.
When we were younger, we couldn’t wait to be older so that we could drive, hang out late with friends, be an adult, and not have to listen to our parents. Now that we are older, we look back and say, “Where has the time gone?”
When we operate on God’s time, we let God guide our thoughts and order our steps. With God as our timekeeper, we are guided into and through the various seasons of our lives. These seasons are valuable experiences where God shows us his power, his love, and his understanding.
Never get too busy to take the time to tell God thanks for how far he has brought you, held your hand through difficult times, and made enemies into footstools.
Let this Lent be your winning season. Let this be the time when you walk into your season with gladness, great expectancy, a multitude of praises, an open heart and mind. In this season, understand that this is a time to get closer in your walk with God, letting the love of God shine through you. Remember those good seeds that you’ve sown. You are going to come into your own, so walk into your season.
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