SEASON -LIFE GOES ON.
The season of my life came where I had to go back to Ile-Ife and pick up a teaching job in a private school. I got a lot of reaction from people both verbal and non-verbal. They were wondering why as a married lady I was living alone-without my husband.
There were times I felt unhappy and other times, I just ignored their remarks. An elderly man was bold enough to ask me if my husband left me. He couldn’t fathom how a married young lady would live without her husband.
My husband’s absence made me unhappy, because I missed him. Another reason I felt bad, unhappy and angry was because of people’s comments and reactions, thinking that my husband left me.
But in it all, I chose to be happy, knowing well that it was for a season, this too shall pass. I decided to focus on the season and enjoy the moment instead of focusing on what people said.
Only God’s will matters
Do not consider people’s reaction or comment about your decision or the situation you are in as long as you are sure it is God’s will.
To consider people’s comment is to consider the boisterous wind and you may sink just like Peter while he was walking on water to meet Jesus.
To consider people’s reaction, comments, you might miss the purpose of the season, which is very important to hold on to and not lose sight of.
The truth is, there are some situations, mark my word “SOME” situations that are permitted by God, that God allows to happen for a reason.
For example, Joseph had to be sold into slavery, before he became a prime minister, David had to be at the back side of the wilderness before he became king. There are seasons in a man’s life.
God of Process
God is a miracle worker, yes, He is also the God of the process. There are seasons in a man’s life.
There are moments that we pray to God for miracles and He answers immediately. Other moments that we ask Him and He wants us to go through the process, the training. The purpose of the training is to make you better than it met you.
This is why you must appreciate the various seasons you may have to go through in life.
Let’s consider Jesus Christ when He was born, He didn’t become the savior of the world immediately. He had to wait for the time appointed for him to enter into the prophecy that was spoken of Him.
Before that appointed time, He was under his step father’s tutelage for some time. My point is this; embrace the process/training, it is part of the plan. The fact that it is not sweet does not disqualify it from being God’s will. Even Jesus had His own time and season.
Discern God’s will
Like I said earlier, discern If it is God’s will for you, how do you go about this? Ask the Spirit of God. (If you know another way, please share in the comment session. Thank you).
If it is God’s will, then throw yourself in it. God said in 2 Corinthians 12:9 that “my grace is sufficient for you”, also, in Hebrews 4:16 that we should come to the throne of mercy and obtain mercy and grace for help in time of need.
So, I went about my business, ignored people’s comment even though it was painful. My normal day went thus; get out of bed, pray, get ready for work, and obviously leave for work, get back home, read, do some office work, listen to messages preached by my Pastor, play worship songs on my laptop, fix dinner and maybe watch movie.
I wasn’t into watching movie during this period, I don’t know why. I would also go to church for mid-week services- prayer meeting and bible study.
It’s important to understand the season of your life.