Summary: Whether it’s spring, summer, fall, or winter, you will be victorious.
“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven” – Ecclesiastes 3:1
You see we serve a God of season. We see it in creation. God created the four seasons that are based upon the rotation of the Earth as it orbits the Sun. The seasons change as the earth moves, but the sun in our planetary system remains constant, and everything revolves around it.
Though we serve a God of seasons, He does not measure seasons with clocks and calendars, but with your experience in the Lord. Every aspect of our life is like a season. And there is a purpose for those seasons. There is a reason for the season.
There are seasons you will prefer not to go through. But looking back, you can agree with me that, you will not be who you are today, without the season. You may not understand why you went through it, but I assure you, it shaped who you are. There is a reason for that season.
Today signifies the end of one season and the onset of a new season. If the season that just ended, started and ended of your own accord, we can let God begin a good work in us this new season.
New seasons come with changes. Whether you have been a christian all your life or not, when you start a new season, it comes with change. You, have changed, remember we serve a God of seasons. Even in His creation, He created the seasons. And each season is different from the others. Some are meant for things to grow, and others for things to die off.
Summer - reach optimal growth in summer
Spring - plants begin to grow
Fall - their leaves begin to fall (die)
Winter - leaves die, sustainer is the root. If the root is not solid, the whole plant will die
In some seasons the days are longer, in others the night.
Looking at Peter, he entered into a new season when Jesus called him to follow Him
“And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” They immediately left their nets and followed Him.” – Matthew 4:18-20
In the morning Peter was just an ordinary fisherman, by evening when he met Jesus, he became fishers of men. I always wondered why it’s better to fish for men than to fish for fishes. Because if you fish for men, they will fish for fishes for you.
Peter stepped into a new season, and was changed. He was made into and transformed into something he wasn’t.
Fishing for men is different from fishing for fishes. It’s not necessarily easier, but the outcome is better. In fact, it is more challenging to fish for men than fishes. Looking around the church and the body of Christ today, you will agree with me. But fishing for men is definitely more rewarding.
The new season comes with its challenges. A new terrain, new obstacles to cross, and new milestones to set. Remember, last season, you already had your routine. Whatever they were, good or bad, you had them. This new season, if you continue with the old approach, you might surprise yourself. Let this new season be one where God starts a new work in you. Bible says in:
Phil 1:6 being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;
As I said before, the sun remains constant, and as the earth rotates around it, the earth changes its season. In many ways we see the signature of the same artist in our lives. Much like the earth, our lives should revolve around the Son, Jesus Christ. Our lives will change, and we will enter and exit many seasons, but the Son remains constant yesterday, today and forever.
Yes, the seasons will change but if Jesus is at the center of it, whether it’s spring, summer, fall, or winter, if your root is solid, transfixed onto Jesus in the center, while the past seasons might have failed you or not up to par, THIS SEASON WILL BE A VICTORIOUS ONE FOR YOU IN JESUS NAME.
1 Cor 15:58
58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.