Many of us are not where we used to be, but we are still not yet where we want be. In every area of our lives – careers, family, ministry callings, educational goals, finances, and relationships we are either solidly in one season, between seasons, or actually in the early stages of a new season. How do we successfully navigate the time between seasons without losing it, giving up in frustration and questioning what God is doing? How can we trust what God doing this time when it looks like nothing is going on or at least nothing that we like.
During this season, don’t resist what is going on by fuming on the inside and creating internal resistance. God is working whether you realize it or not. Learn to be complete, content and rested in Him. This is a time of deeper healing of issues, purging and preparation to get you ready for the next season. This is not a time to struggle and strive to be where you think you should be. This is not a time to try to “make” something happen. Take the time to actually get quiet and think about where you are. Be still and know that He is the God of all of your seasons. Contemplate the fact that regardless of your situation, that you are complete in Him who is the head of all principalities and powers (Colossians 2:9-10). The fullness of the Godhead is expressed in the nature of Christ. If you are Complete in Christ, then the complete Godhead dwells in you. In Him you live, in Him you move and in Him you have all of your being (Acts 17:28 AMP). You are rooted, grounded, fixed and founded in His love. He has begun a good work in you and God will finish what he started. (Ephesians 3:19, Colossians 2:6 & Philippians 1:6 AMP)
What does this mean in your practical, day-to-day experience while you are waiting on deliverance, healing, manifestation of a prayer, dream or desire? What does this mean in the daily grind of going to work, paying bills, dealing with spouses and children, people at work and general aggravating life stuff? This means that you have no reason to sweat while waiting on your God given dreams to manifest. You have no reason to fret. You have no reason to become emotionally and mentally unglued. You can take a chill pill. If you really deep down inside believe that you are Complete in the One Who Has All Power, then you have no reason to trip at all about your situation. This will bring Him Glory. This will cause you to be able to be still and KNOW that He is God (Psalm 46:10).
Because you have Christ’s completeness operating in you, He will put the right words in your mouth at the right time and will order your steps to your next ordained season. As you take the time to be quiet and not resist during this season, you will begin to have peace and it is in the peaceful state that you are able to listen to the small voice that nudges you on what to do next. You cannot afford to allow yourself to get all anxious and excited, spinning your wheels trying to figure out what to do next in order to make something happen. This causes unnecessary delays and blocks this quiet process. It is much easier to walk into your next season by quiet revelation than by anxious mental toil.
You are complete in the One who created you, numbered the hairs on your head, who knows when you lay down and when you get up, who knows what you are going to say before you think it, and who holds your tears in a bottle. You are created child of God. You did not make yourself. He made you. Therefore, it stands to reason that He knows best what to do with your life. He knows the past, the present and the future. All you know is the past and the present (in a limited way at that). He knows how to create the exact situations necessary to build in your character in order to produce what He intends to achieve out of your life for HIS purposes and to bring you fullness and joy. You didn’t create yourself, therefore you do not get the glory and neither should you try to force your way. He is God.
God is working and waiting to receive maximum glory for Himself out of your life. It is not to fulfill your emotional need, prove something to everyone else, show off how smart/good/got it together/going on you got it, not for everyone else to see your greatness, not to ease your pain or discomfort or to get some money/financial increase. This is where a lot of us stumble and get stuck. God can’t trust us that he will get the glory when we have these impure or mixed motives for wanting what we want. Again, it is a matter of being complete in Him; therefore the above reasons would no longer be an issue once our motivations are pure. This is why the in-between time is so crucial. By the time everything does come together, you will be so different and changed and humbled, you will have no problem giving God the glory. By the time your change comes, Christ will be more fully formed in you than if God gave you what you wanted when you asked in your pride, immaturity, selfishness, and vain thinking.
While you are waiting be encouraged and remember: Our God is a performing and perfecting God. He performs all things for us (Ps 57.4) . He perfects the things that concern us (Ps. 138:8). All things are possible with him. (Matt 19:26). He is just simply not in a hurry. According to a popular writer, Catherine Ponder, God waits for order to be established in our current circumstances before he allows the next development. He allows things to happen in the fullness of time and in due season. God is methodical and clever. He knows exactly what he is doing and He has a higher understanding of your situation than you do therefore He will answer and come through for you in a way that is higher than what you thought if you just believe Him.
- Christ In You The Hope Of Glory! (bummyla.wordpress.com)