I woke up with one of my friends on my heart. She had appeared in my dream last night. After texting her to see how she was doing, I reminded her how sometimes we run into some hard seasons but faith is one of the main reasons why we can’t give up! This definitely wasn’t a coincidence because she expressed how grateful she was for the thought and encouraging words!
A few hours later during church service, the praise and worship team’s last song was “Don’t Do It Without Me” by Bishop Paul S. Morton. Majority of the song says “whatever you’re doing in this season, don’t do it without me”. The song continues to ask God not to leave them out of any blessings or healings that He might perform in this season. Later that evening, one of my close friends sent a message in a group text praising a writing piece of mine she had read and encouraging us to trust God in the various seasons of our lives.
One day, three different encounters, all hitting on the same main point. SEASONS. After the text from my last friend, I sat there pondering on all three occurrences. This was certainly not a coincidence. For the past few months I had been struggling, questioning my current season. I had been praying about what to do, how to think, and most of all asking God for comfort and encouragement if He didn’t give me anything else! After meditating and reflecting, the Holy Spirit reminded me of two points:
1. All seasons aren’t going to be favorable, pretty or easy.
2. No matter what season we are in we have to embrace it!
Bishop Morton’s song focuses on not leaving him out on any healings or any other blessings from God. Yes, I don’t want Him to leave me out of a blessing, but I also don’t want God to leave me out of a LESSON! Most times when we refer to blessings, the first things that come to mind are the beautiful experiences. We shouldn’t want God to leave us out of ANY season He’s planned for us, favorable or not!