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GETTING TO YOUR SEASON
AWOE LIFE STUDY
With Jen G~
And let us not be weary in well doing:
due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
Have you ever been tired of trying?
Today was seriously one of those days
for me. See last night I tried to go to sleep
around 1am, which for me is a great hour.
Then not even an hour and fifteen minutes
later someone wakes me up. Iím talking
from 2:15 am until 5 am this brilliant
To say I was cranky is an understatement.
Then after 5 am, I get an announcement
that I should be up by no later than 7 am.
Then when I finally had to get online my
computer suffered technical difficulties.
In short this day was spent fixing technical
and actual difficulties.
However, in the process I had to fight being
irritable all day because simply everything
felt like it was messing up. Even as I write
this Iím thinking I could have had a better
attitude while I was going through this
ĒSometimes our attitude makes the situation seem worst than it actually is.
It takes Christ, will power and a determined heart to
refuse to be ruled by circumstances.Ē
It was such a reality check to me of how
it doesnít always take big things to make
us weary. Itís usually a series of little
things clustered together that makes us
faint. In my case first the lack of sleep,
then problems with my computer and
other little things through out the day
totally made me weary.
I had to fight the urge to take my issues
out on the people around me,
Even though I wasnít my happy
self, I was tolerable for someone
who started off the day on a bad
Sometimes I think we need to
apply that above scripture to our
attitudes too, I know I needed to
Some days we are surrounded by
people who try their best to bring
out the worst in us.
Every time we turn around theyíre
nit picking at every turn.
Then something is always going
wrong, and youíre like why?
Trust me, I donít know why my
computer malfunctioned or why
this particular person decided to
interrupt my sleep in the wee
morning, but I was determined
that I would stay cordial and not
take my issues out on them
because they were egging me on.
Thanks to my tolerable attitude,
because it definitely wasnít a good
attitude, my computer was totally
restored like an hour ago. I am so
thankful to my brothers who spent
all day fixing it for me.
I think we should all expect, even
if itís not at the end of the day, but
eventually to reap if we donít give
up the fight. Keep pressing on in
God even when you donít feel like it.
I think sometimes we give up right
before we walk into our blessing.
Itís like we stop at a red light, and
as soon as weíre about to go through
the green light we make a U Turn
and go back the way we came.
We should never go back and revert
to our emotions to cause us to react
in an ungodly manner. Trust me I
had every opportunity to act ungodly
today, and I had to make an active
decision to keep on walking the way
Jesus would. That whole forgive them
because they no not what they do
So no matter how you wake up, how
your day goes or ends, you have the
power to do well. You have the
strength in Christ not to allow your
emotions and the situation at hand to
control you. It has to be your choice
to take it to prayer, release what is
tiring you out unto God, and to press
on with the best attitude you can
I know today, I didnít have the best
personality, but I wasnít going to get
weary in trying to be amenable to
everyone that was around because I
was having a bad day.
God is love, so walk in it and you
will reap in due season.
Study Notes: The Seasoned 7
1) Donít react emotionally to
2) No matter how bad things
look, remind yourself God
can turn it around.
3) Walk away from situtations
that brings out the worst in
4) Talk to God about every
situation you face.
5) Try to keep a peaceful spirit.
6) Refuse to revert back to bad
attitudes and reactions.
7) Remember walking in love
always overcomes in the end.
In the day when I cried thou
answeredst me, and strengthenedst
me with strength in my soul.
Let the words of my mouth, and
the meditation of my heart, be
acceptable in thy sight, O LORD,
my strength, and my redeemer.