Saturday, 8 July 2017

All Good Things Come To An End

The words "All good things come to an end" is is a phrase we have heard, but oftentimes try to ignore. 
We want things that we enjoy to last forever, however, God created this world with seasons. As one is ending, another is beginning. 

Ecclesiastes3:1-4  says, "To everything there is a season, a time to every purpose under the heaven: a time to be born, a time to die, a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal, a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance."

This weekend, we said goodbye to our esteemed graduates of Benson Idahosa University, the "Class of 2017" during our Convocation. Some of the students in this graduating class have become so close to our hearts. We have embraced them like family and can't imagine life on our campus without them. It would however be wrong for us to beg and plead for them to stay. They need to move forward for their own progress in life. We will feel the void initially, but God will fill that longing for them with another set of amazing students that have an equal or even greater impact on our community.

Sometimes walking away from a familiar place, situation or relationship can be the hardest thing to do. Staying feels safe and comfortable. Many have wasted decades of their life staying places past their time. It may be that God is calling you to take that leap of faith. You will never know what is through the next door if you never move forward. Many people pray for open doors, but don't have the courage to walk through them. If you don't take action, you may find yourself "out of season."                       

We have all made life commitments to people during seasons of our growth. While we should always love and support our friends, not every friendship and relationship is ride or die. Sometimes you can have a friend that is seasonal.  Pushing that relationship forward to your next season just doesn't fit. It doesn't mean that you love the person any less; it just means that not everyone is coming with you into your next season. You've got to be okay with that, if you're going to truly embrace the next level you are rising to.

Even our attitudes can be seasonal. You may have a reputation for having a certain persona. There was a time that the attitudes and actions of that persona served you well and got you places. As you grow and mature, that persona no longer fits the new you. You aren't that same person anymore. Allow yourself to evolve with your season. Just because you have a rep of being a particular way does not mean that you need to stay that way for life. The world is moving forward and so should you.

Knowing your season is essential; knowing when to stay and when to go really matters. If it is time for you to go, trust the season, trust God and move forward. Don't let fear keep you in a place longer than God intended for you to stay.

Understand and accept the fact that you will have to walk away, even when you have made a significant investment into the success of a thing. Your role may have been just to get it to a certain level. Someone else may be the one to finish the project.                       
Know your season and timing. Don't stay committed to something past it's time of usefulness in your life.

My prayer for you is that you won't stay in anything or anyone longer than your time.


  1. Wow! Thanks. I love, a lot. More wisdom, ma'am and all of God's blessings. ❤

  2. Wow!words of impact. I'm so touched & highly inspired. I'm taking action so I don't find myself out of season. Thank u Rev. Ma. God bless u again & again


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