I understand that God molds us through different seasons in our lives. The experiences give us the moral credibility to say a thing and reveal to us what is known as revelation knowledge. The word of God says, “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort. Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4.
Change of character is as subtle as the seasons that change, and we yield fruit. Because we have a receptive heart to Christ through seasons of change, we are counseled by the Holy Ghost. The time we spend in one season to the next, God ministers increments of wisdom. And because we stay through the process to see ourselves and issues of the heart that surface, our will and desire cause us to want a clean heart. As children of God, we desire that anything that is not like him to be removed from us.
Because we stay through the process, we choose a right behavior, to weigh and consider words before speaking and desire to walk upright. As we are on the potter’s wheel, seasons of change set us apart. We know this because when we transition into a new season, discernment causes us to see people, places and things differently. We see the seasons of change that set us apart were times we were led by the spirit of the Lord. And each season caused us to draw close to him seeking our transition from one season to the next.
And when we are out of season, whether it is one of affliction, hardship or broken heart, etc., seasons of change bring about different challenges to the point that we are set apart and seek God for counsel. Although this is true, it is a time when we are molded to have more of the gospel character. When we have transitioned anew, Abba Father continues to teach us by the ministry given in season.
As we step out of what one may call a wilderness season, we can better see how one being separated draws a line between the old man and new creature in Christ. Now, when we encounter different situations that trigger within us who we used to be, we can see it clearly. And within oneself, we tabulate or count the cost if you will before doing or responding to a situation. Seasons of change cause us to see that our desire and will for God’s will is stronger than who we used to be.
Perhaps we are set apart like Moses and John the Baptist and many others so that we can see what God sees when he looks at us, and walk in our great purpose. The Scriptures tell us of how Moses was set apart away from everything and everyone he was familiar with in Egypt, and dwelt in the wilderness for 40 years. It was his season of change, where he was molded by God to fulfill his great purpose.
As well, John the Baptist, who from the womb was filled with the Holy Ghost, dwelt in the wilderness. Many journeyed to the wilderness to be baptized of John, and he proclaimed the gospel of Jesus Christ fulfilling his great purpose.
A positive perspective tells us that seasons of change/the wilderness that sets us apart, prepares us for our great purpose and to believe that we will come out better than before. We begin this establishment by the word of faith. “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Romans 10:9. This is the rhythm of the gospel character and the sound of the word of God exemplified in your life.
Pamela Young is a native of Goldsboro, a 1990 graduate of Goldsboro High school and author of two books. Share your thoughts with Pamela at email@example.com.