I love this time of year because the seasonal change can be felt in our environment. The sun is out longer, flowers begin to blossom, and trees bloom. I think this time of year is so symbolic of how God moves in seasons, and Spring reminds us that our breakthrough season will also soon come (or is just arriving).
We go through shifts and changes often, and sometimes it feels like our winter season extends beyond its timeline (kind of like now with all this cold at the end of March), but what the bible helps us to understand is that God has time and seasons in His hands. So while one season may feel long, He orchestrates and manages the next seasons of your life according to how He’s planned it.
Thinking about this makes me reflect on the goodness of God and His sovereignty. It honestly still blows my mind that we serve a God that knows the beginning from the end and had a plan for us before we were even formed or born.
Anyway, back to the season of Spring and how it represents a time for a breakthrough. I think of it like this the rain in the early times of the season represents a watering before the plants can fully blossom. It's like the cocooning season before you come out and become the butterfly. it requires just a bit more pressure, waiting, and stability before the breakthrough.
One thing about God, he’s going to make sure you’re ready before He releases you. And you might be the type that likes to run before you can crawl, no worries, God understands your type; He’ll humble you. But for those of us who understand the process, no matter how slowed down or accelerated it is for you, you know you must experience certain things to be the best in the breakthrough. I mean you don’t want to get there and be struggling to manage the overflow.
But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
So, similarly to the pruning season, you have to look at this month as an opportunity to embrace the stillness of the shift while still preparing for the release. While the calendars say it's Spring, the earth remains still and yet adapts to the change naturally and lets the unraveling of the season run its course before it can fully shift to emulate, embody, and carry the essence of the season. Embrace the change and trust that eventually, everything will become beautiful in its time.
and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor. Isaiah 61:3
Believe in what you’re believing and let it flow to you, but remain steadfast, so you don’t miss it. Imagine a plot of land missing the shift of Spring it would essentially appear dead, but we see in the scripture quoted above that God wants to give us beauty instead of ashes. It is taking what is dead and replacing it with life. Just let the change take place without your human interference.