“Those who are honest and fair, who refuse to profit by fraud, who stay far away from bribes, who refuse to listen to those who plot murder , who shut their eyes to all enticement to do wrong- these are the ones who will dwell on high. The rocks of the mountain will be their fortress. Food will be supplies to them, and they will have water in abundance” – Isaiah 33: 15-16
The Watering Season is what motivates us and pushes us to continue down the path of success. Just as plants need water to grow, we need to live righteously in order to grow. Our water is God’s word. His word gives us strength, encouragement and wisdom. Without enough water, flowers will not survive. The same goes for us. If we do not have the proper amount of love, peace or happiness within our life, we will not reach our fullest potential.
If you are in The Watering Season, you are working towards something. You are investing time, money or effort and I encourage you to not give up. Use this time to focus on your self physically, mentally and emotionally. God has given us Finishing grace, so continue until you have accomplished the goals you set forth. This is the season God has made to prepare you for the next season in life. If you are looking to lose those extra 10 lbs, keep going! If you are looking for work and have been feeling hopeless, it is time to gain a new perspective. If you are feeling overwhelmed in school, focus on the finish line which is graduation. It is easy to start, but the real test is finishing. God’s grace for us is sufficient, and through Him all things are possible. All of the things we go through in life are meant to prepare us for what God wants us to do in our future.
Patience is a key factor in this season. A flower does not grow over night, and neither do we. By watering the flowers, we know we are helping them to grow. Just as, watering our mind, heart and Spirit will help us grow in life. It may seem like we are stuck, but remember change takes place over time. It would be great to see instant results, but that’s not what God wants for us. He wants for us to go through The Watering Season, because it will allow us to recognize and appreciate The Flourishing Season. Stop looking at the scale, and start going to the gym. Stop eating fast food, and start eating healthy. Stop complaining about unemployment and keep applying. Don’t worry about what other’s are doing, focus on your education! It starts today, it starts now. This season is all about bettering yourself!
Everyday we don’t feel like anything has changed. But when we look back, nothing is the same
Speak This Prayer Aloud: Thank-you God for this Season in my life. I may not see the finish line now, but I will keep running the race until I do. Shower me with your wisdom and understanding so that I may have a positive perspective on my current struggles. I pray for a steadfast Spirit, so that I may be motivated and determined to accomplish my goals. Thank-you for not only giving me sufficient grace but for giving my finishing grace, so that I may complete the works I started. Fill me with patience and help me to trust in your timing. Please reveal to me the areas of my life I need improvement and help me to grow so that I may become spiritually mature. Help me to water my life with Your Word, Your Grace and Your Love. Thank-you for sending your one and only son Jesus christ, who has redeemed me from my sins and given me everlasting life under the new covenant. You are a God of abundance, and I know this specific moment in my life is specifically needed in my specific destiny. Please help me to remain focused on my race, and not look at what others are doing, for I know every person is running their own uniquely designed race. Thank-you Lord, for never letting go of my hand and helping me everyday of my life.