The year 2011 – DECISIONS DETERMINE SEASONS
Next year, 2011, marks the eleventh year of the 21st century. The number eleven as it is used in the Bible indicates disorder, disorganization, imperfection, and disintegration.
Those words best describe my prediction for next year in government, the economy, society, and unfortunately the church.
However, Decisions determine seasons! By that I mean you do not have to participate in the corruption and disintegration of society and the church. In fact the opposite is true. You are called to be different!
Disorder in the church must be replaced with divine order using the Word of God as our only standard. This always begins with leadership and we who are recognized, as leaders must be examples of those standards set in place by God. As you know we are commanded to be examples to the flock of God.
Recently while talking with a significant leader from the south of Brazil it was reported to me that scarcely a week passes without them being made aware of the moral fall and failure of a pastor and how so few of them honestly sought repentance and restoration. It’s a sad day when a man of God falls to temptation but the sadness is compounded when they do not take the consequences seriously both to themselves and to those who follow.
However, in a time of disorder and disintegration your decision determines your season. Your decision to submit yourself to the divine order of the Word of God places you in a season of blessing and growth when others may be suffering the consequences of bad decisions.
In a spiritual season when many will experience disorganization and disintegration your decision will determine your season. 2011 can be your best, or worst year according to your decision.
Decisions determine seasons. Next year will, in all likelihood, be marked by more imperfection (lack of maturity) and disintegration (things seeming to fall apart) but that need not be your testimony. As you take a look at the world around you, you can easily decide to be different and set a better example of kingdom life, blessing, and prosperity.
When I say decisions determine seasons I mean just that. You determine the season you are living in by making right decisions. Your future and destiny is within your power to decide.
Deuteronomy 30:19 says it all, “Today I set before you life and death, blessing and cursing, therefore choose life that you and your seed may live.” There it is, your decision determines your season.
2010 will soon be over and now is the time to decide what 2011 will be. Some of you will make the right decision, others will make the wrong decision, some, unfortunately, will make no decision at all. I strongly encourage you to come close to your Bible and honestly seek the wisdom of the Holy Spirit in your decisions for the New Year. What spiritual season will you experience in 2011? Its up to you to decide what season 2011 will bring your way. Decide wisely.