When we stepped into the city of Akure about 6 years ago, in obedience to God’s leading, we knew that the vision He has given us would come to pass. We were in the city for some months with little or no public activities. But in the private, a lot were happening.

We were praying, brooding over the vision and getting paced up for the launch of our ministry. Indeed, those seemingly silent moments were pivotal to what God is doing now in our lives, to the glory of God.

Friend, in the life of every visionary are silent moments; those moments that look as those nothing is happening or would happen. At those moments, it would look as if the vision is dead or not working. You may want to doubt if God ever called you. People who knew you as a man of vision may want to start changing their minds.

You need to realize that those silent moments may be your most defining moments if you learn to manage them well. Have you noticed that while we celebrate the Easter season, we often talk about Good Friday and Easter Sunday? Almost nothing is spoken about the Saturday. It does not look like “Good Saturday”. In fact, everything looked silent or even bleak.

To the disciples, they were in a dilemma; “is Christ dead and gone forever? Is there any hope of resurrection?” For the devil and the host of darkness, they would have been jubilating, saying, “finally, we have got an end of him.” To them, they have perfected their mission to sink the life and vision of Jesus. Little did they realize that the death of Jesus was not the end, it was going to be the beginning of something glorious (1 Corinthians 2:7-8).

The silent seasons of your life are the moments of greatest work. When the Church is not growing. When the job is not coming. When the marriage proposals are not coming. When it seems nothing new is happening. No testimony to share; you are not in the limelight etc. God is working the greatest. You must not be deceived into thinking that you are lost.

Not too many people can deal with silent seasons. Some would think that something is wrong with them or that God has forgotten them. This is not true. You may not know exactly what God is doing, but know that He loves you and He is working on you and for you (Romans 8:28). The seed of your vision is not dead; it is only planted (John 12:24). You did not go down to stay down, but to go up (Ephesians 4:9-10, Philippians 2:8-11). Amen!

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria