Preparing for the Season

 When you skip your process, you cut off your purpose – your process will always be in accordance to your purpose. The enemies you have now, the tests you are facing now, are in accordance to your purpose, they are part of your process which God allows. When God designed your purpose, the enemy also designed an opponent to destroy that purpose! If you want to get to your season, you must be ready to face your Goliath – David was anointed to become King, great purpose, great process – a giant of a process! But David did not run away from his process!

 by: Pastor Ovet Tamayo

 

God does not change – He was, He is, and He will always be SUPERNATURAL! When we walk according to His plans and purposes for our lives, we are transformed and the result is CHRISTLIKENESS ; We become like Christ, we walk like Him, talk like Him, decide like Him – He will be seen in us and we will manifest Him even His power and His Glory.

 Rom 8:29  For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.

 We must all be conformed into the likeness of our Savior, this is our primary purpose in life, all other ministries are but secondary to this!

In Gods point of view, planet earth is His university for training His sons and daughters for them to graduate with honors so they will be ready to face the real life – eternity! You are enrolled in this university, there is a course you take (kurso), a race (karera), everything that is happening to you today is so that you will be conformed to His likeness, there is no other goal! There are things you need to learn, you will be taught, instructed and trained, and there are tests you have to pass to make sure you have learned the lesson – cheating is impossible! This course or race is not about finishing first, it’s an endurance race – if you finished your course, that means you have crossed the line.

 Christianity is all about developing Christlike qualities in us, that’s the main reason why we are here, that’s the main purpose – not just to sing and dance in the church, or even do mission works. The whole planet was designed to be hard enough to produce sons and daughters of God that will conform to His design and purpose and season; We only get one chance to graduation, we will only live but once, no matter how long that may be, or how many years, it’s still one life! The level of your learning, obedience and endurance here on earth, will determine your place in the eternal Kingdom of God – God still desires for a family to rule with Him.

 Purpose designs your destiny!

Destiny is the place and position you have reached, it’s when you have arrived. Without purpose, your path in life will never be established, you don’t know where you are going, you don’t know how to get there, and you don’t know when all the madness of just going around the mountain will end! Girls should not marry a man who does not know his purpose, your whole family will be lost without direction – everything will be stressful and very difficult. The hardest thing to do is to do nothing – you don’t know when to stop! The hardest place to reach is the place you don’t know where because you don’t know how to get there – that’s why we all need to have a GPS; Gods Positioning System or Gods Purpose System.

 A GPS is designed to tell you where you are going and how you can arrive at your destination, even how you can walk your purpose. The GPS will reveal to you ‘the what’ and ‘the how’ of Gods purpose, but it will not make you obey it!  If you miss your chance, it will recalibrate your direction from where you are so you can get back on the right track, but the decision to follow it or not lies solely on you!

 God wants to guide you into your purpose so you can get to your destination and He wants you to get there in the least amount of trouble, but the choice to obey Him is yours, He will never force Himself to you! If you miss the turn because of a bad choice or a wrong decision, God will recalibrate your life to get you back on the right track! If you seek Gods purposes for you, He will put your life into shape, He will even restore what was lost, and He will redeem it, (meaning) to put what was lost into the future as if it was never lost! God will shift your life from the kingdom of the flesh, into the Kingdom of the Spirit, His Holy Spirit!

 Rom 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. NKJV

 By His design, you are able to do what you were called to do – eagles were designed to have wings so they can fly – we are not to be like a chicken who scratches the ground before they peck! If you love God and submit to His purpose in your life, He will give you the grace to be able to do and accomplish it – you will fly to your destiny! Not everyone can do what you can do; they don’t have the grace for that, that’s not their purpose!

 Purpose designs your destiny – you were designed for victory, for promotion, for ruler ship, to fly, for prosperity, to be the next boss…who wants it? But every purpose has a process! Many will say “I want to be a millionaire tomorrow, or I want to pastor a big church next week”, but they don’t want to go through the process, instant rich, instant congregation! Instant gratification – that’s the spirit of this age, it’s the spirit that does not want to go through the process – they want everything now!

 Ps 77:19 Your path led through the sea, your way through the mighty waters,   though your footprints were not seen.

 Going thru the process is also the word ‘commitment’, it’s a word nobody wants because it always entails ‘sacrifice’ and sacrifice is never fun! There is a process to greatness – it is always connected to your purpose, it’s not an option, you will go through your process or you will never enter your season – it is here where one becomes seasoned, expert (tandis na)! One of the process we go thru is the process of waiting in time: the time of Jesus was 30 years, but His season was only 3 ½ years. Your process will require preparation time; time of insignificance, time of meditation, time of agitation, and yes, even time of warfare.

 

It takes time to develop a strong relationship with your Father or mentor.

It takes time to establish a proven reputation of integrity.

It takes time to carefully build a financial foundation for a great future.

It takes time to extract information from the crisis of a critical moment in your life.

It takes time to be restored when you have made a major mistake.

There is a process to everything, but everyone wants to avoid it!

 When you skip your process, you cut off your purpose – your process will always be in accordance to your purpose. The enemies you have now, the tests you are facing now, are in accordance to your purpose, they are part of your process which God allows. When God designed your purpose, the enemy also designed an opponent to destroy that purpose! If you want to get to your season, you must be ready to face your Goliath – David was anointed to become King, great purpose, great process – a giant of a process! But David did not run away from his process!

 1 Sam 17:48  As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him.

 He ran towards him because he wanted to cut the head of his enemy, do you want to cut your enemies head or do you just want to pinch him in the nose? Don’t worry no matter how big, or how tall, or how strong your enemy is because 1 John 4:4b says  “because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” When you pass the test, you will have a test-timony – you have killed the Goliath of debt, poverty, sickness, self-centeredness, offense…

 Every person who was victorious in the bible stood up to challenge religion, tradition, they dared to think and act differently! Our significance in life is measured by how we impact the purposes of God – our lives become meaningful when what we do makes a positive difference in the lives of others! If what you are doing doesn’t make a difference in the lives of people – when all it does is benefit you and make your life more comfortable – quit doing it! Stop wasting your time and your life! God’s purpose for you is not just to make your life comfortable, but to make it significant for His Kingdom!

 If you’re a businessman, your money should make a difference in people’s lives, or maybe a doctor, a teacher, or government official; it should make a difference for others, not just for yourself! The people who make a difference in people are those who dared to think and act differently! I don’t want to come to church expecting nothing, I come to church expecting God to do something beautiful, wonderful – that’s SUPERNATURAL! When you think that when you go to church, you go out Christlike – you’ve got that power in you! Who is expecting a miracle today?  Dare to be different!

 The greatest enemy of purpose is disobedience, unbelief, and rebellion!

 How Do You Live For Your Purpose?

1). Start Seeing Your Generation

When you see people your age becoming secular, youth into vices and promiscuity – that’s a sign of a ministry being given to you by God.

2). Commit To the Process

Commit to the vision of your Church and your leaders – serve God, evangelize people, give generously, God will rebuild your purpose.

3). Excel In The Field That God Has Given You, Or In Your Position Of Influence Whether In School Or At Work.

4). Obedience To God Which Is Also Submitting To The Authority By Choice.

Your season in God began when you were born again; don’t run away from your process, face with courage in your heart; your next season is coming! When you are in season, you are in demand; when you are in season, you can command!

 Ps 77:19 Your path led through the sea, your way through the mighty waters, though your footprints were not seen.