I’m sure somewhere back on the east coast, somewhere in America, I can imagine leaves are changing colors, as a sign that severe cold weather is surely on its way. Pumpkins, apples and all the likes of the fruits and vegetables needed for the upcoming Holiday season are making their appearances in store fronts. Currently, where I reside, fallen temperatures are that of 78 degrees. As I make my rounds, I’ve noticed that certain fruits and vegetables are harder to come by because it’s not “in season” anymore. Due to its scarcity, what I would’ve easily paid 5 bucks for, I’d be lucky to find, for double the price, a DECENT and unrotten cluster. Picture it. Same time of year. Two completely different environments. Why? Timing.
Different plants need different environments despite the same timing, in order to flourish. Period. Apple trees. Palm trees. Cactus plants. I don’t care if you’ve invested a million dollars in a grape vineyard you want to grow in the middle of the Sahara. It ain’t gonna work Hunny! It all starts from a tiny seed and goes through the dying process. Some may need an environment where there is a need for moisture, calling for more rain. Another, a dryer type of condition. And for another, a colder condition. As believers, we will ALL go through a dying process. God has designed a unique path for each of us. For some of us, it’s gonna rain more. Difficult situations upon different situations. For another, that dry environment might mean: You’re going through a rough patch, with no comfort from anywhere. Everyone’s telling you to toughen up and get over it. Don’t compare your journey to others! Please don’t. Instead, ask the Father “What kind of seed I’m I??”. If you lack this understanding, you will end up resenting the dying process because it doesn’t “look” like someone else’s. There are countless times in my life where I was binding the devil, fasting, praying and posting scriptures to my headboard, only to find out “It was God all along”. It’s like Jacob, yet to be Israel, sleeping on a rock as pillow (talk about hardtimes) and when he awoke from his sleep & realized:
“Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it.” (Genesis 28:16)
No matter what your going through or HAVE gone through (need to address that as well because your past can have devastating effect on you if you don’t deal with it), God’s hand is in this process!! Your seed can HANDLE IT! And because theee is not another kind like you, you are RARE, therefore your value is increased. Before you even realize you can or could. God knew.
Be encouraged, T.