Preparing for Your New Season – Lesson from Elisha & Ruth
We often hear these expressions –“Your season is coming‘, or “Don’t miss your season” But how do you prepare for your season, as a matter of fact what is meant by season? In the Greek the word ‘season’ is ‘kairos’ and it means a measure of time, a fixed and definite time, the right time, a limited period of time. There are fixed and definite times in our lives that God moves in very tangible and miraculous ways. If you have been in a dark season know for sure that it’s about to change, so start anticipating that change by preparing for it. Let’s look at some steps to do just that.
• Seek out a Mentor and Stay Close to Him or Her
a. In some cases a mentor seeks you out as directed by God as in the case of Elijah and Elisha. 1Kings 19:16 – Then the LORD said to him: “Go, return on your way to the Wilderness of Damascus; and when you arrive, anoint Hazael as king over Syria. Also you shall anoint Jehu the son of Nimshi as king over Israel. And Elisha the son of Shaphat… you shall anoint as prophet in your place.
b. And in other cases you seek out a mentor, equally directed by God, as in the case of Ruth and Naomi. Ruth clung to Naomi and refused to let her go even when Naomi gave her an apparent brush off encouraging her to return to her family. But Ruth said: “Entreat me not to leave you or to turn back from following after you; for wherever you go…” Ruth 1:16.” She was saying there is something about you something about your God I must have, it is alright if you can’t supply me with a husband, I see God in you and that is what I want. Ruth’s motives and vision were beyond just satisfying the flesh. When you see someone who has an anointing greater than yours that can take you where you want to go, pursue them and press in for that connection. Show your mentor that you mean business and let them know that your motives are honourable.
Written by Pastor Linda P. Jones©