March 2016

Understanding Seasons

by LaTangela Fay Sherman

FullSizeRenderEcclesiastes 3:1-8 KJV

1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:

2 A time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,

3 A time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,

4 A time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and time to dance,

5 A time to scatter stones and a time to gather them; a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing;

6 A time to search and a time to give up; a time to keep and a time to throw away;

7 A time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak;

8 A time to love and a time to hate; a time for war and a time for peace.


With every season, there comes change.

With every change there comes an adjustment.

With every adjustment there comes another level of sacrifice.

With every sacrifice there comes another reward.

With every reward there comes yet another testimony of how you conquered defeat.

The decisions you make today will place you a step closer to the destiny to be fulfilled by your desires. Will you sell yourself short by giving in to a choice of instant gratification or stay on the course, which may require longsuffering, test your endurance or even your faith?

We live in such a microwave generation that we want everything at our fingertips right now! Don’t be fooled into thinking that modern technology has given us the right now luxury. Long before microwaves, cell phones, FaceTime and there being “an app for that,” my God gave His word of being a right now God.

Hebrews 11:1 KJV says, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Now faith . . . Now faith . . . Now faith. Serving a right now God, the God who did it for Daniel in the lion’s den is the same God that can work your miracle for you RIGHT NOW!

Trust the process, better yet, pray and ask God to teach you to trust Him through the process. Ecclesiastes 1:1 says, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” I’m here to tell you God has not forgotten about you in this season. Those tears of pain had their season. It’s the season for tears of joy.

Those nights you walked up and down the halls worrying are over. Give it to God and go to sleep.

Proverbs 3:24 says, “When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.” It’s your season to rest and watch the fruit of your labor come to harvest. The season of being last . . . you knew God wouldn’t let it last, it says such in His word. “So the last will be first, and the first will be last,” Matthew 20:16 KJV.

Luke 20:43 says, “Until I humble your enemies making them a footstool under your feet.” Fix your crown, it is your season to birth visions, nurture generations and be the example. Before you begin understanding seasons, you first have to understand who and whose you are. You are a child of God, the almighty king.

“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End,” Revelation 22:13 KJV. He said you were created in His image. My God is great; it is your season to walk in greatness. I encourage you to put one foot in front of the other and keep stepping until you step right into your dreams. Pray for guidance, pray for wisdom and pray for understanding this season.

About LaTangela: Entertainment is the pulse of LaTangela Fay. Singing is her first passion, being born into a musical family, her Grandfather, was a Gospel Singer and Baptist Minister. Her book, “A-Z, Lord Let It Define Me,” will be available soon. Among LaTangela’s accomplishments, she began her career as a radio personality at 15, for one of Louisiana’s leading Hip-Hop/R&B stations. She is also the Production Director and PSA Director. She has been awarded Women in Media’s Female Personality of the Year and represents many charitable organizations, including The American Heart and Stroke Association where she was awarded the Ambassador of the Year. LaTangela’s journey has been long but is nowhere near complete. God is not finished with her yet.