Beloved, have you been faithful through a time of stagnation recently? If so, the Lord gave me a word for you today!
I heard the Lord say:
“I am awakening you to your best you–the you that I have planned and dreamed of before the foundation of the world.
You have been through a purging time and a sifting time. You have been so discouraged and have been feeling like you have been stagnating. However, the opposite is true!
You are not stagnating; you are beginning to bear fruit!
For so long, you have served Me humbly. You have served My people, and you have walked as much as you could in what I called you to do. You have blossomed and you have grown, but you haven't known what to do when your blossoms appeared to fall off.
But My beloved, the blossom was never the goal.
You have been mistaking your blossoming for your fruit, when in fact blossoming comes quite awhile before fruit! And blossoming is fun, but oh! The wildness of the JOY that is FRUIT!
My child, you have never really been the way of FRUIT before.
Oh, you have borne fruit in your character. You have birthed godly fruit through and despite hardship. But a season of fruit–a whole, entire SEASON? Never have you ever been in a season of bearing fruit before; you have only been in a season of blossoming!
But you need to know, beloved, that the fruit comes after the death of the bloom. You have to understand this in order to stay encouraged. And although it looks like the death of the bloom is the end of beauty in your life, in reality it is only the beginning of hope and of prosperity.
I love you, My child.
I am so proud of you! I delight in you! You have finished your past season well. Faithfully you have finished the season of blooming. You have endured the death of the bloom and the hardship that comes after the bloom dies:
- Faithfully you have hung on, believing Me and trusting in Me–despite feelings of loss, betrayal, and abandonment.
- Faithfully, My child, you have clung to the truth that I am with you always, even unto the end of the age.
- And faithfully, you have chosen to live on and fight another day, even when your back has been against a wall and you didn't know how you were going to make it through.
You are now in a season of awakening and of fruit.
I have moved you into this new season; you felt and saw it manifest a week ago, and this season will never end. Once a fruit tree matures and begins bearing fruit, it never goes backward. It never gets less mature. Likewise, you have crossed the threshold into a season of fruitfulness that will never regress or go backward.
I have ordained your awakening. So many things had to be surrendered to Me, but you have surrendered them.
The most recent things were actually some of the hardest, but you have grown so much–and I have helped you so much–that the hardest things fell away even easier than the easiest things. Take that as evidence that this word is true, and that this word is for you, beloved.
You are in a season of awakening to My river.
Things you never thought possible will become possible in this season. Things you never thought would happen will happen–in a good way. Things you never knew you could do will suddenly become available to you, and I will anoint you to do them.
I am a river within you. Follow Me as I lead you. Hear Me as I woo you. In this season of awakening and might, don't worry about how you are going to get things done. Simply rest, be diligent, and look at Me. I will flow through you like water to accomplish My plans and My purposes for you as you obey Me.
I love you, My child. I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.
Is this word for you? Does it resonate in your spirit? If so, leave a comment below and share what the Lord is saying to you!