Pastor Segun Obadje

March 4: God Changes Times and Seasons

Daniel 2:21

“And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding.”

Ecclesiastes 3:1

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”


David once made a profound statement of truth that is worth considering in Psalms 31:15: “My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me”. He recognized that his times were in God’s hand. Have you recognized that your times are in the hand of God? Times, here, speaks of trend of occurrences, which is the way things must go or turn out. So David prayed that the Lord will deliver him from the hand of his enemies because God never purposed for them to destroy him. Understand that your times are in God’s hand, and that He purposed that things turn out according to His eternal purpose for you; therefore you shall not be afraid. The enemy does not have the final say in your case. God designed your destiny, not the enemy; therefore your end will turn out as God purposed before the foundation of the world.

Looking through history, it is evident that God changes the times and the seasons of life to suit His eternal purpose as it was before the foundation of the world. In Joseph’s day, God broke the whole staff of bread to fulfill His eternal counsel which He had concerning Israel going into Egypt and returning after 400 years, with abundant silver and gold. Listen, the trends of life are controlled by the trend of God’s counsel for His people, for His chosen ones, for you and me. Many are the devises of the heart of man, but the counsel of the Lord that shall stand. God’s counsel will stand strong in the face of shifting circumstances of life. Therefore it is important to discover God’s eternal purpose for you and to live in the light of it. You will be eternally relevant as you live out God’s plan for your life. Refuse to settle for anything less than God’s will for you.

God changes the times and the seasons of life to suit His eternal counsel. Beloved, search out God’s will for your life and stay there! Nothing can shift the will of God, hence nothing can shift you in the will of God. Hallelujah! Amen.

My Solid Front (Confession): In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I declare that I am unshifting, for I delight myself in the will of God. I walk in the light of His plan for me and I am established forever. Amen.

Further Meditation: 1 Chronicles 12:32; Psalms 75:7.

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