WAITING FOR YOUR FRUITFUL SEASON
“Blessed is the man that walk not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bring forth HIS FRUIT IN HIS SEASON; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.” Psalms 1:1-3 KJV [mine emphasis]
God will often reveal “what” He is going to do through the promises in scriptures and the many dreams, visions and prophetic insight released unto us. But knowing “what He will do” and knowing “when He will do it” are two different things. Also very important is living godly lifestyle which is the manure or fertilizer that makes the fruit to blossom.
You might think you know the “what God will do”, but my experience has been that when God finally manifests it, His idea of the “what” was far greater than what I think or imagine. He has a way of exceeding our expectations beyond measures. [Ephesians 3:20]. Thank God for His Spirit reveals His intents to our spirit man
“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searches all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knows the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knows no man, but the Spirit of God” 1 Cor. 2:9-11
You will not know when God will manifest His promise to you unless God reveals it to you. God operates in His own timing. He cannot be hurried, bribed or cajoled to do things out of His timing. So wait on God and don’t move until He opens the door. If you move before His timing you will be operating without His grace and may end up in disgrace
“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven … God gave us the ability to think about his world, but we can never completely understand everything he does. And yet, he does everything at just the right time.” Eccl. 3:1, 11 ERV
Our clock of expectation must be set at the time of God’s manifestation! God’s ways are above our ways and His thoughts higher than ours. When we operate with human wisdom and intellect and not divine discernment, we will see that He will not do things He promised us. But when God finally does what He promised we are able to look back and realize that God did it at the right time!
“I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that read it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry” Habk. 2:1-3
The prophet Habakkuk under the inspiration of God affirmed that we should wait for God although He delays, and mortify not your hope in God, but we must let our hope be rooted and firm, even if the manifestation of the promise seems to be extended or prolonged. God who foretold would surely come and do as promised, yet he enjoin us all to wait for God in the intermission or waiting period. He who believeth God’s word shall possess life and blessings, for this is the reward of those who honor God, and a good reward of His generosity if we wait. He that believed God shall not make haste! [Isaiah 28:16]
The highest level of faith is to “rest in God” while waiting for your harvest season to come. When you are truly in faith you will also be in rest. You are not worried, perturbed or doubtful of God’s promises and the timing of its arrival. You know it’s already done in eternity and it is only a matter of time that it will be manifested in the earth. Faith is about being sure and certain that God will manifest what He promised. Remaining in faith is about resisting the pressure of life that we all feel especially when days turn into weeks, weeks into months, and sometimes months into years while waiting. We must not give up on our faith!
You will only bring forth your fruit in your season. You can’t use force to move before God’s time. Else what you will reap will be premature fruit that is not good for eating and you will have to wait for another season if God will have mercy on you before you can now reap that which you have hastily terminated out of season.
“(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickens the dead, and call those things which be not as though they were. Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be. And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara’s womb: He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.” Romans 4:17-22
Abraham had to wait about twenty five years before the promise of a son was manifested. Here are some of what he did that will help us have faith and wait for God’s timing.
1. He call what be not as though they were.
2. He believed there was hope when hope has vanished like vapor
3. He believed tenaciously on that which was spoken by God
4. He was not weak in faith but strong in faith
5. He considered not the deadness of his body nor the barrenness of Sarah’s womb
6. He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief, anxiety, fear or worry
7. He was fully persuaded that God was able to perform His promise
“I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart: wait, I say, on the LORD” Psalms 27:13-14
David’s confidence in God returned, and he rejoiced in the prospect of the Lord’s deliverance. He encouraged himself and his readers to wait for that rescue, and to strengthen themselves with faith in God [Deut. 31:7; Joshua 1:9; Joshua 1:18; 1Cor. 16:13].
God makes all things to work together according to His purpose and timing and the end result is good and marvelous in our sight.
God makes all things beautiful at His time! Good things come unto those that wait upon the Lord.
“He gives power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint” Isa 40:29-31