One of the easiest things to do, when facing discomfort, is to remove ourselves from the situation. Not many will choose to endure pain - unless, of course, you’re Dwayne Johnson.
What we’ve come to realize is that our seasons of un-comfort were, 9 times out of 10, not for us. Our endurance was for someone else. Even more so, it was for a later time. Of course, we learned for ourselves in those moments, but we battled for the well being of our brothers & sisters.
The Pre Chorus - Verse 2 of “Seasons” goes: “I gotta stay where I belong. So my roots can grow deep & strong. To shelter those without a home. For their next season.” This may shock some of you that’s reading this. Our teaching today is self help, self lifting, and self-ish.
Friend, we love not for ourselves, but for each other. We endure not for ourselves, but for others. We sacrifice not for ourselves but for others.
As you listen to the album, imagine it as a 4 part painting:
1. Lord, I know there’s a purpose - a season for everything (Ecclesiastes 3)
2. Lord, help me to let go of my purpose - my season and reason for everything (John 3)
3. Lord, help me to not resist you purpose - Your season and reasoning for everything (Proverbs 3)
4. Lord, Your purpose is best for the rest - You are a God of lasting generations (Genesis 17)