"And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not." Galatians 6:9
We are all familiar with the four seasons- spring, summer, fall and winter. But there is a fifth season. It is call "due season". Due season isn't marked by a certain date on the calendar. It is a "spiritual" season and it comes around just as surely as the four physical ones.
Each of the four seasons come at a particular time and are characterized by certain qualities. For example, winter comes at the end of one year and the beginning of another. It is characterized by cold, rain and snow. So when is "due" season and what are its characteristics?
Due season is a time that is appointed by God, and only known by Him. It happens in His perfect timing. God promised Abraham the he would have a son. Abraham tried to rush his "due" season and make it happen on his time table. King Saul also tried to make "due" season come in his timing, instead of waiting for the Prophet Samuel to come which would have ushered in his "due" season. God told Jeremiah that the children of Israel would be in bondage for seventy years. At the end of the seventy years their "due" season would come. Joseph tried to rush his "due" season by asking the butler to remember him to Pharaoh. "Due" season is marked on God's calendar, not ours.
Due season is characterized by a time of receiving and experienced by a time of reaping. Abraham's "due" season came when Isaac was born. King Saul missed his "due" season completely. The children of Israel's "due" season came when they were released from bondage. Joseph's "due" season came when he was released from prison and promoted to the palace.
We each have a "due" season. It is a time when God fulfills and brings to pass in our lives what He has promised. It comes when what we have patiently waited on Him and it is manifested. It comes when what we have sown comes to fruition and we can reap it. You may be in your "due" season, or you may still be waiting for it to come. Don't get weary in waiting. Do what you would do in the natural seasons-- continue on with life, awaiting its arrival. It will come when God says it will come. And when it does, it will be in His perfect timing accomplishing His perfect will.
Have a great day. There is a "due season" and it will come to your life.
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