Jesus waited for His hour to come; we also may be waiting for our hour to come. The hour for the Lord was to fulfill His purpose: His crucifixion, resurrection and ascension. It was the hour when His Father would be fully glorified and Jesus’ mission would be completed. There is an hour set for us, the Body of Christ corporately and individually, when we step into our season of greater purpose.
Are we ready for our hour? Are we studying the Word of God? Are we worshiping the Lord? Are we praying? In a moment, our hour will come. Something significant will be asked of us. An opportunity will come to take us to our destiny. When this life changing season comes, we must be prepared to step into it by faith. When Jesus told Mary His hour had not yet come, He called her “woman” because His hour and His mission was going to be accomplished by the Son of God, not her son in the natural. He then worked miracle-upon-miracle until His greater purpose was achieved.
We are walking into our divine identity, addressing things in the natural from our place of belonging to Father God, preparing for our hour. The authority and anointing the Holy Spirit is increasing in our lives is for us to walk in what He has prepared for us. As we are expecting our hour, we are walking in miracle upon miracle, from glory to glory!
John 2:4 “Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come.’ ”
We will not be ashamed of our hope, faith or confidence in God. What the Lord has spoken will be done. Whether we are going through a barren season, a dry season, or a challenging season–-we can trust and know the season will come to an end. We can stand, believing. Our walk of faith in the Lord will never be in vain.
We can rest assured knowing that because we stand on God’s word, we will never experience a day of unbelief. We will not be put to shame, embarrassed or humiliated because of our faith. Some may have watched us standing on the promises of God with cynicism believing we would give up and fail. However, the exact opposite has been happening. Instead of giving up, we pursue additional endeavors. Our vision is ever expanding. We are stronger than we’ve ever been. We are united to exhort, encourage and edify one another as we stand together in a spirit of love.
Delays and battles do not diminish our fire for the things of the Kingdom; they fuel it…with passion and determination. We will not be disappointed. It will be seen: we have been appointed and anointed for such a time as this, from glory to glory!
Isaiah 54:4 “Do not fear, for you will not be ashamed; Neither be disgraced, for you will not be put to shame; For you will forget the shame of your youth, And will not remember the reproach of your widowhood anymore.”
Have we ever felt like something was a misfit? A misfit is something that does not match who we are or what we do: a relationship, a project, a job, a new item, or any situation we are unable to adjust to. What He led us to yesterday may not apply in our today. As we walk in new seasons, the Lord shows us what needs to change when it no longer fits.
The Lord may show us clothes we should no longer wear; relationships we need to let go of and even books we should no longer read. The challenge regarding relationships when we care and want them to fit, is discovering we must let them go or they will become unsatisfactory and end anyway. He teaches us to stay out of His way and let Him have His way. Sometimes, instead of distancing them from us, He changes them in His own time and in His own way. Other times He reveals what appeared to fit but really doesn’t. Waiting on God in seasons of change will also test us. We could be trying to make something fit when it cannot!
Our place is to rest in the Lord. We are a perfect fit in Him! It’s in trusting in Him that we can release what is to no longer to be, and receive what will be, from glory to glory!
Luke 5:39 “And no one, having drunk old wine, immediately desires new; for he says, ‘The old is better.'”
As the Lord leads us into the good works He has prepared for us, He separates us from what shouldn’t be a part of who we are now. It could be many things including a habit, a distraction, or a relationship. The Holy Spirit reveals what it is and enables us to walk in obedience to His directives.
At times, the Lord Himself causes things to be disconnected from us without our awareness. This happens especially when it comes to relationships. He knows those who cannot be yoked to us in our tomorrow. It doesn’t mean that there is anything wrong with them, or us; it’s because we need to go our separate ways in the next season. At other times, God will separate us from those with whom there is continual strife, and peace and reconciliation are unreachable by both parties.
No matter what type of separation we are going through, it’s important to note that we are always separated from in order to be separated for something much better. God often waits until we are separated from to reveal the reason. When we walk in a new season, we rejoice for the separations we went through even if they were painful at the time. We recognize that some things were hindering us more than we realized, and were actually holding up the best in our life. Praise God for not letting us stay where we are; for separating things from us…because of what He has for us, from glory to glory!
Genesis 13:14-15 “And the LORD said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him: ‘Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are—northward, southward, eastward, and westward; for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever.’ ”