The bible teaches us to be instant in season and out of season. No matter what situation may arise in our life, we are to be ready to respond expeditiously; unfortunately, many times more than one situation may arise and we can become overwhelmed to manage it all. So, what do we do?
The first thing that happens to me is usually temporary mental paralysis. It’s as if I have been frozen; but give me time to breathe, and process the deluge of information, and I’ll begin to sort it all out one crisis at the time, until I can regroup. On the outside, I may appear only slightly flustered, but on the inside, I become an emotional train wreck that becomes blinded by the problem, instead of focusing on the solution that is usually in my sight.
An example of this happening is when someone else can’t find something that I know I have seen recently. I have to back track, or for lack of a better term, rewind my brain tape, until I can put my hands on the item needed. Please, don’t ask me to tell you where something is located, because I can’t verbalize it, when I’m too busy “seeing” it.
I imagine that faith is like that. We keep walking with God through seasons of our lives where we aren’t sure what we are going to find. As long as we keep moving forward we trust that the promise, or answered prayer is close to being in our sight; but until then, we keep looking for it, searching for the precious treasures that are given to us if we desire to look for them. Sometimes we can’t verbalize what we are looking for, but we know that there is a promise for us just before coming into plain view.
We must not give up searching for the promises of God. Daily we must seek his will and purpose for our lives, because we matter to God. When life throws obstacles in your path, to seize your attention away from your search and the peace that comes from finding a lost treasure, remember that to reach our full potential in Christ, we should always be instant in season and out of season. Be instant in prayer, praise, and worship; be ready to work for we have a short season before the Lord’s return.
Never give up seeking God. There is a treasure that is eternal waiting for those who will seek his face and commit their lives to his care. This year is a year of commitment at The Pentecostals of Greenville, North Carolina. It matters how you hold to the treasures that you possess, because to the Lord, we matter.
This week’s Lattereign discusses being Instant in Every Season.
Leave a comment below if you have ever found something that you thought you had lost.