Seasons

A devotion on waiting on God's timing

Sometimes we struggle with the idea of waiting for God’s timing to reach its completion. However, after some reflection, I think about two questions:

 

“What season am I in?”

“What has God called me to do in this season?” 

 

As I ask these questions in context of my work environment, I am reminded in my spirit that all good gifts come from above. The same God that blesses me blesses Buckner leadership with vision and guidance. 

 

God has called each of us to this ministry during this season for the purpose of helping children, families and senior adults. The call is bigger than any of us. It is his ministry. And sometimes, God has to remind us that he works through people, which can be hard to accept at times.

 

Considering this, it is our responsibility to lead well in whatever season we are in with wisdom, stewardship, professionalism and humility. We all have seasonal purpose as leaders. During each season, remember somebody is always watching us, and we are always watching someone else. What story are we communicating in our current season and what is being communicated to us?

 

It’s important that we follow those who set a godly example.  

 

 “Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content.” Philippians (4:11) 

 

We are accountable to God for what we do, regardless the season we may be in. What we choose to learn, accept, deny or change is up to us. I encourage you to lead with godly passion, conviction and truth in whatever season you are in, knowing God is with you. 

 

In Ecclesiastes 3:1, the Bible tells us, "To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”

 

Although we might not understand everything God is doing in each season in our life, we can still trust him. God’s timing is not based on our desires. Therefore, our heart must remain focused on him. We must listen for God’s voice and follow his will. When we do, we demonstrate a trust that can lead to spiritual victory. 

 

Written by Henry Jackson, senior vice president for Buckner Children and Family Services. 

 

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