I have come to learn that God’s seasons in our lives don’t necessarily have anything to do with seasons as defined by man but I honestly believe that we are currently in a great season for believers – one that could be described as “open heavens” and this is not because the year is coming to an end but because we are entering an era of great blessings. Though times will get tougher, the light of true believers will, in this season, shine brighter and not because they make things happen for themselves but because God is causing things to happen for them and they work with Him to ensure the manifestation of that which He already worked. Clearly, God’s desire is for us to go higher in every level of our lives not necessarily because of you and me but for the display of His manifold wisdom.
Ephesians 3: 10 “God’s purpose in all this was to use the church to display his wisdom in its rich variety to all the unseen rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.”
Sadly, when God takes us higher as He is doing, it is also a season of goodbyes; not just to people but to an entire phase of life so that one may be released to another life much bigger and higher than that which you lived. So God separates us from one life as He takes us into another. It is about fresh opportunities opening up as older ones pass away. It definitely hurts when people have to leave but we must be willing to let go with sincere good byes. If people are not released to move on when it is time to do so, the relationship becomes an emotional trap. The entire process is an act of God’s mercy despite that it may hurt sometimes. We must allow the death of anything God terminates; for with God, fresh life always comes forth from death.
1 Corinthians 15: 36 “What a foolish question! When you put a seed into the ground, it doesn’t grow into a plant unless it does.”
The truth is coming to a higher level is not often immediately the fun one expects and so many of us leave such breakthrough seasons the same way we entered it; no improvements to our lives. This is often because our expectations are often totally different from the way God chooses to begin to unfold the physical manifestations of the blessings and as a result, our responses and/or decisions are wrong. When our decisions are wrong, they inhibit the full expression of God’s workings in our lives despite that God is desperate for a manifestation of His goodness in our lives. Breakthrough or Open Heavens season sound great and bring so much joy but they come with a lot of changes that may leave one confused and feeling a desperate need to make decisions or do something so no one thinks one is foolish. Under this kind of pressure, we forget that it is okay to be still with a knowing that He is God who is in control and also that this terrain is higher than one ever walked. Indeed people think you foolish if you jump into action immediately.
We need to carefully take in all that is happening around us whilst leaning on the Holy Spirit for help. As soon as one gets a hang of this new level, you will be required to work harder than you did previously because coming up higher suggest an enlargement of one’s coast. We have lost many blessings and/or breakthroughs because we made decisions too fast which bind and prevent us from fully enjoying the full benefits of these new levels. Those quick decisions we make often turn out wrong because they are often influenced by our past level and not suitable for this new level. We must rely on God who knows the terrain.