The Due Season by Chanel Walker-Bailey

chanel baileyI truly believe that the year 2016 is a “Due Season”. A time for those who have once been denied, delayed, overlooked and completely ignored to suddenly propel into their purpose. It will occur suddenly, quickly and for some, completely unexpectedly. I do not have the gift of prophecy by far but confirmation has been revealed countless times by those who do since the beginning of this year. Most importantly, the commission has been validated by The Lord our God. The messages have echoed repeatedly that he has called his children, (particularly those who have been disregarded) to operate in their gifts for such a time as this. (Esther 4:14)

I am one for years who has had incredible odds stacked up against me and have gone unnoticed by the majority. I have survived them all and give the credit to no one else but my Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ. I now feel compelled to position myself and convert my pain into great purpose. Finally, I know that I have a destiny to fulfill. I didn’t survive what I had to endure for no other reason. I can choose to wallow in self-pity or make the enemy the liar that he is and share my experiences. I am doing just that as a Christian Writer/Blogger, Aspiring Author and Inspirational Speaker. (This last one I include by faith!)

But some who fall in the same category as I will miss out on the ripeness of this period because they are stuck in their past. They are completely distracted looking in the rear view mirror of their lives or stalling at the crossroad between their future and what is long behind them. This act of spiritual paralysis is leaving countless lives hanging in the balance including the one who suffered. They struggle to find relevance in their trials to effectively move forward. This is exactly what the enemy wants and he marvels daily at the sight of your fear, self-loathing, depression, anger and beyond.

Imagine with me taking a stand and demanding enough is enough! The enemy has run amuck in your mind for too long. It’s time to step out from under his foot and take your rightful place as the Savior has called you to. Hasn’t enough time been wasted dwelling on what happened to you 10, 20, 30, 40 or even 50 years ago? God is calling you to get up and allow him to help you turn that ugly, hurtful, demeaning thing around. It’s for your good and His Will! Others are waiting desperately to be blessed and encouraged by your experience but are in jeopardy of dying mental and spiritually if you don’t finally make a decision and turn your defeat into victory.

Think about it but not for too long because even that process can talk you out of taking the next critical and necessary steps. Now is indeed your time! No if’s, and’s, or but’s about it! Don’t allow the enemy to make you feel you are incapable in any shape form or fashion. As we enter into the second quarter of 2016, challenge yourself to fight back and take your rightful position in your “Due Season!”

Chanel Walker-Bailey – Christian Inspirational Writer
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