There are seasons in life when everything seems to be falling in place for you, and all that your heart desires is within reach. You may refer to such times as rainy seasons. Yet, there are those times also when nothing seems to be working, and you suddenly can’t seem to point out any important achievement in your life. Instead, success seem to elude you. These are like dry seasons.
Now, I want you to know that dry seasons are a part of the natural cycle of life. What is abnormal is when dry seasons extend for longer than necessary leading to a season of drought. So if you seem to be experiencing drought in your life, here are a few things you may do to cause that season to change.
1. Believe for a Change:
Many times, we want things to change, but we believe in the problem more than the solution because the problem has been with us for so long. Seasons of drought naturally induce feelings of dejection. At such times, it is normal to feel like quitting or giving up, but you must realize that your feeling is your servant not your master, so it should not determine your next step.
”(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)” – 2Corinthians 5:7
Instead of entertaining a pity party, dominate your feeling. Believe that everything will turn around and let what you believe become what you begin to speak out of your mouth.
2. See the Change:
What you don’t see, you can never experience. If you meditate on your problem, that problem would swallow you up. Instead, refocus on your vision by meditating on that which you want to achieve until it fills you up.
“And the LORD answered me, and said, write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.” – Habakkuk 2:2
What do you want to achieve? By meditating on it and painting a picture of it in your mind, you can be reinvigorated to pursue that vision even when all odds seem to be against you. Try it now; close your eyes and see that season that you anticipate.
3. Take a step of faith:
Instead of sitting down in rot, get up! If indeed you believe for a change and you see it, then act in line with it. This kind of action is what is called faith, and the Bible says faith pleases God.
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. – Hebrews 11:6
Faith is acting on what you have believed, rather than what you are experiencing.
4. Pursue After God:
The seasons of our lives when things seem not to be working are often times a wake-up call for us to seek God with renewed vigour. God may allow a prolonged dry season to draw your attention so you can step up your spiritual life. And when you do this, you will see the result of what you have been waiting for.
“If thou wouldest seek unto God betimes, and make thy supplication to the Almighty;” – Job 8:5
Begin now to seek God early by giving Him priority in your day, starting your day in His presence and taking out robust time to seek Him.
5. Pray about it:
When people want a change of season, they worry about, talk about it, but often times fail to pray about it. You must be specific, mention what you are going through, and when praying about it, ask the Lord why you may be going through what you are going through, and what you can do. You may also enhance your prayer with a sacrificial seed or fasting, or giving to the poor.
“If thou wouldest seek unto God betimes, and make thy supplication to the Almighty; If thou art pure and upright; surely now he would awake for thee, and make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous.” – Job 8:5-6
6. Increase Your Purity:
In the scripture above, you would notice that it also mentions the importance of purity. Purity attracts God. The Bible says that the pure in heart shall see Him (Matt. 5:8). This is why another important thing to do when things seem not to be working is to examine yourself for areas where you have not been pure towards God and begin to find ways to increase your level of purity.
“If thou art pure and upright; surely now he would awake for thee, and make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous.” – Job 8:6
The list is not exhaustive, but it is important that when you want a change of season, you should mean it and go for it. I pray for you, that because you have come in touch with this publication and are acting on what you have just heard, joining my faith with yours, I command your season to change RIGHT NOW in the Name of Jesus!