When the season of harvest begins, not only do the blessings start flowing, but the work kicks into high gear. But here’s the deal; the work doesn’t always remain the same.
What I mean is, just because you’ve always been involved in a certain ministry or involved with a specific group doesn’t mean you will always be. Or that you SHOULD always be.
This is where listening to the Spirit, feeling out your passions, and breaking out of your comfort zone might need to take place. Having learned and trained in one position for awhile, the Lord may want us to move on in our walk. He may have someone else who needs to learn what we’ve accomplished.
Our God shows us His work, but He doesn’t chain us to the plow. On the contrary. He grows us in one place or situation to bless the next place or situation. Grows us there, then moves us again.
And the season of harvest is the perfect place to really see the effects of this. If we haven’t moved on as He has wanted, we’re going to find ourselves way over-busy, not only doing the new tasks that He’s called us to, but holding on to the old ones that He wants us to release.
Your turn: Do you find areas in your life where you’re over-busy? Have you held onto something for too long?
I know this message doesn’t apply to everyone, but this particular issue is why it’s so important to be sure of the passions involved during the summer season of growth. Tomorrow’s article from Thirty Days of Devotion will be “Grinding Away Priorities.” Hope to see you back then!