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Rains Are Needed for Growth Too

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Grow in Your Season

We all experience a lot of problems in life and let's accept the fact that the life we have here on earth will never be easy. Let's embrace the season that we are in because this is where we learn a lot of things and we will definitely grow.

Have you seen a plant that is not being watered for a few weeks? It may be still alive but looks dry because only sunshine was provided to the plant. No plant grows only from sunshine, it needs to be watered too. Especially if the season is summer, it may not be watered by the rain. So, it is the same in our lives, we may be in a tough season right now that we couldn't even think straight about how to get ourselves out of it because we are suffering, worried, and hopeless. Please know that even in your tough situation we can learn so many things that we would be able to grow. The plant will grow if it is also being watered and the roots will hold on tighter to the soil so that when the storm comes, it will never be destroyed.

Imagine yourself like a plant, we face different seasons in life, but sunshine will never be enough as we will only get stuck into a particular situation and no progress. But if there is rain and sunshine, we will grow through those trials in different seasons and at the same time, our roots as our foundation will be stronger and will never get destroyed easily.


You Have Your Own Season to Bloom

There are different seasons and we can't say if this will bring us sunshine, rain, or maybe a storm. People would face tough days in their season but know that it will never be given to you if you cannot overcome them. In your tough season, you only have to have a firm foundation to survive and overcome the storm and that is by clinging to the word of God. If we don't have something to hold onto that is so powerful, we might end up destroyed by the storm.

Those tough seasons can be overcome just like Jesus Christ who has overcome the world. We have our own season I may have a good day in my season and others not because of some trials that came into their lives, if that happens, please know that even if we have our own season, may we not neglect or ignore others who are facing hardships while we are on our good days. Let's encourage one another!

Waiting for something that we have been praying for is also waiting for our season to bloom. We all want that because in that season aside from seeing ourselves blooming, you have seen that you have grown first from the rainy and stormy season you have encountered. It is a very fulfilling feeling when you saw yourself grow and learned some things from those hardships. Also, your foundation became stronger too. So when encountering hardship again after the blooming days, it will not be too hard for you to face those tough days again.


6 Spiritual Seasons in Life

If you examined your life right now, what season would you say you are currently experiencing? Are you in a dry season, waiting-for-something season, grinding season, tests-and-trials-at-nearly-every-turn season, or spiritual warfare season? The list could go on and on. Maybe you’re in a happy season, and all is well. Sometimes it’s difficult to recognize the season of life we’re in, and it can be even more difficult to know how to live fully in Christ during it.

In a natural sense, we know that seasons change. There’s winter, spring, summer, and fall. Just like the natural season's change, so do the seasons in our lives.

Here are six common seasons of life. Which one describes your life?

The Dry Season

This is no doubt a tough season. It’s when God is quiet, and you can’t hear His voice or sense His presence as you once did. In a dry season, God seems very distant. I’ve lived through a dry season various times in my life, and I know how hard this one can be. For Christians, a season of spiritual dryness can seem completely jarring. Suddenly your life experience doesn’t line up with what you know to be true about God. If God guides His children, why can’t I sense it? If He cares, why don’t I feel it? I believe the keys to getting through this challenging season are: Realize that you are in it, and Press through it – draw close to God despite how far away He feels. Don’t wither up. Continue reading His Word. But also talk to Him, even though He’s quiet. Because He is there. He hasn’t left.

The Test &Trials Season

If you’re going through some hard times in this season, know that God is with you in the midst of it all. He’s totally at work. I know it’s hard when you’re in the middle of it, and you might not even understand what you’re going through or why. But I want to encourage you that God knows, and in due time, all will be revealed. In the meantime, don’t give up or get tired of doing good.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up,” Galatians 6:9.
If you need comfort, let God comfort you. If you need strength beyond yourself, let Him strengthen you. If you need wisdom, ask and the Bible promises that it will be given to you (James 1:5). As hard as the tests and trials may be, allow God to be God. Allow Him to do the supernatural work that only He can do. Allow Him to strengthen and increase your faith in this season of hardship or affliction.

Waiting Season

Let me kick this one off by saying, "Waiting is NOT easy!" If you’re there now and it’s hard, take heart.
Whether you're waiting for a godly husband, for a difficult circumstance to change, or for God to finally fulfill a promise; the waiting season can range from mildly annoying to maddening.
We know from the story of Joseph in Exodus that God leverages waiting seasons for his glory and for our good. And we know from Abraham’s story in Genesis that waiting might last a very long time. But we also know from Hannah’s story that pouring your heart out to God and waiting on Him is totally worth it.
In your season of waiting, trust that God is pruning you. He’s chiseling away what’s not needed for the next season. He’s making you ready, so let Him work however long it takes.

The Grinding Season

This is also known as The Busy Season. This is the, “I don’t have enough time to get everything done!” time in life. Sometimes we have big projects or little people that need more of our time than in other seasons. I’m in this season right now as I write this article.
Busyness is becoming a value in most people's cultures, but it is not something Christians should chase. If you find yourself in a busy season, chase after God. The key to succeeding in this time is seeking God for the direction the moment your feet hit the floor in the morning. Recognize and organize what needs to get done, then plow through those priorities. Attacking your priorities first will also help alleviate undue stress.
The whole world does not rest in your hands – it rests in God’s hands. Pace yourself and your tasks. Breathe. Pray. Take a lunch break. Then carry on in your grind and press through with the strength God gives you. Rely on the Holy Spirit to lead and help you.

The Spiritual Warfare Season

If you are in a season of spiritual warfare, gird up! If you are being spiritually attacked, you’re doing something right that Satan doesn’t like. But whether or not you’re currently walking faithfully, the enemy will wage war against you. It comes with being a Christian. But don’t be afraid. Remember the story of Job: God is always in complete control.
This is a wonderful thing about being God’s child – He fights for you. You just lean into Him and rely on Him by praying and reading His Word. He will take care of the rest.
This is not a natural battle against flesh and blood (even though it may appear to be).

With this spiritual battle in mind, we must put on our full spiritual armor.

Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,” Ephesians 6:13-17.

These are our weapons. Let’s not leave them at home and walk into battle alone.

The Happy Season

Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise,” James 5:13.

Maybe you just got married, or your kids are bringing you joy. Maybe you are killing it at work, or you are reading the Bible like you never have before. This is the fun season – the happy season. But you still have a job to do in this season: Praise the Lord! Praising God is something Christians should do every season because our hearts need it and because is God always worthy of it.

Sing your song to God. How has He been good to you?


Bible Verses

Ephesians 6:12

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms,”

2 Corinthians 4:17-19

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal,”

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