How to Overcome Your Single Season
*Oldie but Goodie*
California is no stranger when it comes to droughts. This state has experienced years of “climatic frustration,” which have major effects statewide and beyond.
I, on the other hand was currently in a dry season as it related to my singleness. In actuality, my “drought” has been going on for years. Being a thirty-something single woman, waiting on God to usher in a new season has it shares of ups and downs.
Just before the debut of this new site, I started to experience an array of emotions.
How in the world could I minister when I couldn’t stand the season I was currently assigned to? Clearly, a sudden shift in my focus brought about feelings and questions that were initially put to rest.
The minute you’re called to do something great or do greater things for God, get ready for opposition ahead.
Have you ever felt that way?
Like California, it would HAVE to be an act of God to turn things around- both emotionally…… and status wise. Because NOTHING is too hard for Him, I believe He has the remedy to end the droughts in our lives- as well as the one in California.
While waiting for our ‘suddenly’ to happen, we are called to look beyond what is visible. If you’re serious about staying on task in this season- regardless of your climatic environment, here are three things we must do and remember:
1) God is in Control. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth (Genesis 1:1). The word of God reminds us that He never changes. He’s the same yesterday, today, and forevermore. God is not blind to our personal events or what’s going on in the world. Although we may not understand (or have all the details), the Creator has not left His position. We can rest in knowing that.
2) Appreciate what we have. I am not saying this because I am in need, I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances (Philippians 4:11). Sometimes, we never fully know what we have until it’s taken away. Instead of seeing what we lack, learning to cultivate an attitude of gratitude can help us recognize the blessings around us.
3) Power of Prayer. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God (Philippians 4:6). Our dialogue with God can be powerful. Through Jesus, we have access to the Father who hears our prayers and will answer in His timing and His way. Although we may not readily see God’s Hand at work, believing that He cares about us and has the best answer, will set our Faith in motion and line our desires with His ultimate Will.
Getting the right perspective in your drought will help you realize and acknowledge even the smallest blessing(s) that God has given to you. We don’t know when He’ll send the rain, but one thing is certain- He won’t be late in doing so.
Romans 8:28 – ALL things work together for the good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
Question: What is God showing you in this season?Posted on: January 30, 2017, by : admin