NKJV, Ecclesiastes 3:1 “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”
CEV, Ecclesiastes 3:1 “Everything on earth has its own time and its own season”.
When God Gives you a vision, be prepared to ‘shed a few tears’ over it because every vision comes with a price tag. The road to triumph is through tests and trials. Nobody gets a free pass. God has promised there will be a harvest: ‘Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy. They weep as they go to plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the harvest’ (Psalm 126:5-6 NLT). Even great Paul said: ‘For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.” (1 Cor 16: 9)
The above Scripture Teaches us two things:
(1)There is a season for weeping. This is not an excuse for passivity, or a posture of weakness that reduces you to tears, because life is not ‘fair’. Nehemiah was moved to tears over Jerusalem’s ruins. Then he developed a plan, put together a team, and rebuilt the city’s walls. What moves you? What’s your passion?
(2)There is a season for reaping. Everything in life has a reason and a season (see Ecclesiastes 3:1-8). When you understand the reason and maximize the season, you become ‘like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season’ (Psalm 1:3 NIV). Note the words ‘in season’. Fruit won’t grow before its time. That’s why you must discern, and adjust to, life’s seasons, particularly when it’s harvest time. You need to know when it’s time to stop weeping and start reaping; otherwise, you will miss your harvest.
Tears are for the sower, but joy is for the reaper. So, when your season changes, harvest your fields with joy. You have paid your dues; now it’s time to enjoy what God has Promised you.
This verse serves as a reminder that our circumstances will change, and that is something we can come to expect in life. Whatever God Takes us through has Purpose, perhaps to deepen our Faith or to help us achieve breakthrough in an area of life. We will get over our sorrows. Amen