FAITH & SPIRITUALITY

That Drought Season is Divine Discipline

Belinda Enoma

Divine discipline is when God corrects you for what you have done and sometimes it occurs when the Lord wants to catch your attention.

It does not mean that He has abandoned you. He has given you this promise: “I will never leave you or forsake you.”

The Scripture in Job 5:17 says, “Blessed is the one whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.”

God’s Word is real.

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Every drought in your life is not to destroy you. It may just be that you are going through your own season of divine discipline.”

Three Examples of Divine Discipline

When you run from your calling. God has called you to carry out a task but you run away because it is not a good time for you to do it.

You say, “Not now Lord. This is the peak of my career and I finally made partner at the law firm and you want me to quit and become a pastor? No, Lord. Please not now.

God has called you to certain region but because you are afraid or you just don’t like the people, you refuse to go.

You know in your heart that the location has been assigned to you but these are stubborn people who worship other gods and incorporate abominable fetish practices.

Ask Jonah. His story gives a great example of divine discipline. God called him to go to Nineveh yet he ran away. Then, the whale came and swallowed him up.

The whale swallowed Jonah when he became disobedient.

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God certainly knows how to catch our attention when we mess up and avoid our ordained responsibilities. He caught Jonah’s attention.

I know it because I have been there. I have learned that God is priority and when I focus on Him, everything else follows.

Divine discipline awakens your purpose.

In the midst of what you see as drought, you learn perseverance and turn your pain into gain.

If not for God, everything about Jonah could have ended in the belly of that whale.

It was in the darkness of the belly of the whale that Jonah cried out to God. He prayed in Jonah 2:4-6:

“To the roots of the mountains I sank down; the earth beneath barred me in forever. But you, Lord my God, brought my life up from the pit.

God did not abandon him in his distress. He commanded the fish to vomit Jonah unto dry land.

Again, the Lord called him to carry out the same Nineveh assignment and this time Jonah obeyed (Jonah 3). He learnt his lesson. He did not run away.

What has God called you to do that you have abandoned? It may be the reason for your current divine discipline. 

PS. The Kindle version of my book, YOU CAN BE SET FREE is available here. Don’t let this year pass by without being everything God created you to be. 

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