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31 Day Inspiration - Day 20: The Real Thing

Growing up, my parents listened to Motown. Oh it was a wonderful Friday night when they would put on some music and we would dance around in the den having a blast as a family and enjoying each other's company. Without the dancing with my parents, I wouldn't understand the ties of a family with joy and happiness. This was a season for me.

God showed me a couple of things this morning. One was Ecc 3:1 and the other was Marvin and Tammi's Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing. Some may think this is weird, but God shows me what He shows me. Some I understand and others I don't. Here is what I understood from these to.

Real things come with real seasons. Not every season that we go through is meant to break us. Now, don't misunderstand, there are seasons where God needs to break the way we do things or break the way we think about things. But not every season is meant for that. Some seasons are meant to prosper us. As the Word reads, "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:" (Ecc. 3:1), I remember fondly when I first read this. I rejoiced then as I do now understanding that there is a season for me to cry, be happy, have joy, have fun, build, break down, mourn, and so on and so forth.

But the season to accept and know the real thing, is a different season. It is the season that will propel you. The season where things will shift. Where your eyes will be opened to another truth, to another level. This season feels different, smells different and your acknowledgement of it is completely different to. Everything about this season changes something in you. But its all for the good as all things work together for the good of them that love the Lord and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).

I can't tell you more on how you will know this season. Just know to accept it (see day 19) when it comes. Embrace it knowing that God is behind the scenes working it all out. Now, don't compare your season to another. For I hear the heavens say that not all seasons will look alike. But, keep your eyes open and focused on the course before you (see day 14). Open your eyes, your heart, your mind to what God has for you. Be blinded not by those around you. If they don't see, leave them be and continue on your Damascus Road experience.

Be A Blessing and Not Just Blessed

- Nakya


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