The Divine Shift – God is Preparing Pioneers, Deliverers, and Reformers for Strategic Opportunities
It is important for you to understand the season of life that you are in. Otherwise, you won’t find yourself doing things that are conducive to what God wants to accomplish through that particular season of your life.
I have experienced times of frustration because I got ahead of God when it was not a season for Him to do something through me, but rather, to do something to me. I’ve also missed some opportunities along the way because I did not adequately prepare for, or make, the right shift at the right time.
While ministering in Washington, DC some years ago, I was meditating on Daniel 2:20-21:
Let the name of God be blessed forever and ever, for wisdom and power belong to Him. And it is He who changes the times and the ephochs [seasons]; He removes kings and establishes kings; He gives wisdom to wise men, and knowledge to men of understanding.
As I reflected on these verses, the Holy Spirit clearly spoke to my heart, “I am shifting things in the Spirit over this city.” I immediately realized that the prayers of God’s people were making a difference. We were moving into an opportune time for great advances, perhaps even revival in America.
Properly Responding to Divine Shifts
As I continue to travel the nation, ministering in a different city each week, I am seeing signs of awakening and revival. I feel strongly in my spirit that we are once again coming into an opportune time for advancing the Kingdom of God in America. We must, however, learn to recognize and properly respond to the divine shifts in our own lives – moments when God changes the times and seasons – from chronos (general times) to kairos (strategic or appointed times).
These shifts – from plowing, standing, believing and persistent prayer, to walking into new open doors and strategic opportunities – can very quickly spring forth (Isaiah 43:19). Overnight, it seems, He transforms dry times into rivers, barrenness into fruitfulness and makes a way where there is no way.
You may find yourself in a long season of waiting – like Abraham waiting for Isaac, or as in the life of David, waiting for the throne. Stay the course. Don’t abort the process by letting weariness or frustration set in. Your harvest is being made ready. There is an appointed time for you to reap. Be faithful in the mundane. Don’t despise the day of small beginnings. Don’t lose heart in well doing. Never give up. Your shift may be closer than you think!