Surrendering to God’s Season When Life Turns Upside Down
Discerning what season you, your family, your ministry, and the world are in right now may be our most important leadership task. Discerning properly our season will determine our priorities, decisions, and pace – for ourselves and our teams. Failing to discern properly will result in all kinds of internal anguish and wasted energy. That is the theme of this podcast.
Scripture teaches us there is a time or season for everything under heaven: To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven…a time to plant and a time to uproot…a time to weep and a time to laugh… a time to be silent and a time to speak” (Eccl. 3:1 – 8).
I expound on the seasons of Fall (transitions), Winter (death), Spring (fruitfulness), and Summer (abundance), examining, in particular, the winter season in which we now find ourselves. This winter season, which is running longer and more deeply than any of us expected, is changing the world and church ministry as we know it. And, I am convinced is meant to transform us as well – both personally and as a church.
The adversity and disruption to our plans of this winter season breaks any illusion that we were ever in control. Yet, it also offers us a moment to reorient the way we live and follow Jesus. How? By surrendering.
Among David’s fighting men were the “men of Issachar, who understood the times and knew what Israel should do” (1 Chronicles 12:32). May God make you and I like them!
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Blessings to you as you listen.