If you had the opportunity to sow a maize seed, when will you do it? I guess you’ll consider the season and sow during the rains. Life is seasonal, and it serves you well only when you’ve mastered the art of locating its seasons and sowing the right seed into them.
I know a neighbor who planted a tree in the middle of his house to provide shade for his tenants. Unfortunately, when the tree was in its early years, it was bent. Though tender, he didn’t straighten it then.
He tried doing it when the tree was already old and stiff. He found it tough, and he couldn’t accomplish his desire even with the help of some macho men. The tree therefore bent into the window of one tenant.
If you try training your children when they’re already adolescents, you’ll have a tough time with them. And you wouldn’t achieve anything. Why? The season when you could’ve done it is past.
According to King Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, you train up men when they’re still children. The training you give them during their childhood sustains them through their youthful and adult lives.
There was a young Christian brother who was preparing for a job interview. On the very morning he was to be present at the company, he was fast tied-up in prayer. For two hours he was so much soaked up in the spirit to the extent he forgot he had to be at the premises of the company as early as 7am.
By the time he finished and got there, it was already 9:30am. And the panel was already done with the few who respected the time. The brother lost the opportunity. Why? He didn’t keep up with the season.
Pray. But be wise enough to observe the surrounding seasons. Learn to identify and tap into them. Because even prayer respects seasons. No matter how much power you possess in prayer, if you dry your maize in the night, it will only become more wet because of the dew. You can command heaven, but if you don’t yield to the seasons of study and meditation on the Word, you’ll be as deficient as a kwashiorkor patient. Be wise.
When you observe the seasons God has built into life, you have most of your prayers answered. Obedience to seasons gives meaning to your prayers.
Show me a man who observes seasons and I’ll show you a man who lives in peace. The scripture says, “… In the multitude of counsellors, there is safety.” When you have proper knowledge of life’s seasons and you engage them appropriately, scarcely will you panic or fail. And this gives you peace.
The investors understand this principle better. They study the system to be sure it’s a good season for them to invest, then they throw their money in. And when they know they’ve done it well, they have rest within.
There’s nothing as powerful as praying. Yet, praying and working in the right season, what can compare?