HOW TO SURVIVE DRY SEASONS
We were excited that our trip to the well would come to an end and yes it sure did. Daddy dug a well right behind the house. However, our excitement was seasonal. Why? Our well dries up once the rainy season is over. Once there is dry season, we have to go back to the well.
Today, the compound has a functional borehole and whether it is rain or dry season, there is a supply of water.
Friend, if you run out of steam and inspiration in tough times, do not blame the season, blame your depth. If you dig deeper, you will get supply.
There are seasonal supplies. There is a joy that is induced and driven by things. Once things are happening that shows progress, you are happy.
There is a joy that is in and out of season. The flow is bigger than the season. That was the kind of joy that the disciples caught. They were being persecuted yet they had a unique supply of joy.
So they brought the apostles back in and had them severely beaten. They ordered them never again to speak in the name of Jesus and then let them go. The apostles left there rejoicing, thrilled that God had considered them worthy to suffer disgrace for the name of Jesus. And nothing stopped them!
Acts 5:40-42 TPT
That was the joy that Paul encountered with the Macedonian Church. It was not a seasonal flow. It was a massive flow that nothing could place a limit on.
Beloved ones, we must tell you about the grace God poured out upon the churches of Macedonia. For even during a season of severe difficulty and tremendous suffering, they became even more filled with joy. From the depths of their extreme poverty, super-abundant joy overflowed into an act of extravagant generosity.
2 Corinthians 8:1-2 TPT
If you get moody when things go south, you need to get deeper. There is a depth you touch that nothing can hinder a flow of joy. Even when the enemy makes moves, you know you will make the final move. You are secure in what God is doing.
Temiloluwa Ola, Eruwa