Often I notice how many people can identify when a new season is beginning but fail to realize when a season is over. De 34:5 ¶ So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD. 6 And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Bethpeor: but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day. 7 And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated. 8 And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days: so the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended. 9 ¶ And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid his hands upon him: and the children of Israel hearkened unto him, and did as the LORD commanded Moses. 10 And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face, 11 In all the signs and the wonders, which the LORD sent him to do in the land of Egypt to Pharaoh, and to all his servants, and to all his land, 12 And in all that mighty hand, and in all the great terror which Moses shewed in the sight of all Israel.
I want to encourage everyone to identify those areas in our lives that we think gives us identity. Things, positions, territories, and even principles we still cling to might have had life in the last season but could very well need to be declared over, so we can embrace the next season with a fresh new perspective.
Moses gave us an example, his season was declared over although he still had strength and vision. This is contrary to most today, typically we are the last to know when a season is over and its only after the life is completely gone, vision is nonexistant, and it has created a weariness to all that are apart of it. Often those that are emotionally attached to it have the most difficult time declaring it's end, even though those around already know it before we do. We can change this paradigm and the people we influence are depending on it.
As 2009 closes out let's declare the end of the some things that God has ordained over and the beginning of next season in 2010 with life, vision and strength.