“HONOR THE SEASON YOU’RE IN.”
...Is exactly what I told my friend, as she complained of feeling stagnant and like nothing is moving or happening in her life. How many times have YOU felt this same thing? You’ve got so many talents, gifts, and ideas to share with the world, but no matter how much effort you put forth, still, nothing moves. Perhaps, you, my friend, may be in your cocoon. Let me explain. The process known as “Metamorphosis” by definition means: a change of the form, or nature of a thing or person, into a completely different one, by natural or supernatural means.
Let’s take a butterfly for example. Before a butterfly “earns” it wings, it must go through the process of “metamorphosis.” Formerly a caterpillar - one day, decides to just stop eating, hangs upside down from a twig or leaf and spins itself into a silky cocoon or molts into a shiny chrysalis. Sounds crazy when you read it right? From the OUTSIDE looking IN, it seems as though nothing is happening, and the process looks quite boring to be frank. However, within its protective casing, the caterpillar is radically transforming its body... eventually emerging as a butterfly.
So how many of you are still focusing on what’s NOT happening or taking place, and it’s making you feel stuck? If you are feeling like things have slowed down in your career, or all of a sudden doors have just stopped opening up for you, might I submit for your consideration, that perhaps a lot IS happening, and you just can’t “see” it. Oftentimes, we get confused by our own senses. How so? The human mind has a hard time believing in something it cannot see. In return, we base our reality on what we feel because of what isn’t visible to our eyes. Let me share this with you, before anything can manifest in the natural (what we can see) it must first take place in the spiritual. One of the most popular versus and prayers in the bible states in Matthew 6:10, “On earth, AS IT IS, in Heaven...” This means, that before anything takes place in front of you, it must first be completed in Heaven. So while you’re thinking that NOTHING is happening, think again! A LOT is happening, and you don’t even know it. Heaven is holding conversations about you! Working on things and establishing things for a big reveal. God is no slacker. Yep I said it! While you’re sleeping, He’s still working on things concerning you. And because He loves you that much, He wouldn’t dare give you something incomplete. So I bet now you’re asking, “Well then what am I supposed to do while I wait?” BE STILL. REST. No I’m not saying to literally go take a nap (though that would be nice). What I am saying is, as you wait on God to produce your wings, intentionally position yourself to receive the very thing you are believing for. Stay in the word of God, feed yourself spiritually. Pray fervently. Journal. Write the vision and make it plain. Petition God. Show Him that even when you feel like things aren’t happening, you will still praise and reverence Him. Show Him that even if things aren’t going your way, that You will still trust in the plan that He has for your life. His ways our not our ways, and His thoughts are not our thoughts. Everything He is and does is HIGHER than anything our minds can fathom (Isaiah 55: 8-9). I’ll leave you with this. God knows the desires of your heart, because He GAVE them to you. That’s right. Those dreams you have that seem sooo far-fetched, He embedded that on the inside of you. And if HE was the one who placed that on the inside of you, don’t you think He is more than capable of bringing that dream to fruition? Keep pressing, keep believing, and most importantly, keep trusting. For in DUE season, you WILL reap a harvest, if you don’t give up (Galatians 6:9). As always, I’m praying for you. You got this! Now go be Great!