During one of our Built2Last Conferences, a dear one asked a very thought provoking question; “Sir, I noticed that during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, my spiritual life was on high, but now it’s not been like that. What could be wrong and what can I do?” This led me to share wisdom on how to sustain your fire despite changing season.

Friend, it is not enough to get fire, you need to stay aglow. A lot of us can tell of seasons where we got really high in our walk with the Lord. We had several hours to pray and just be alone with God. Hearing God and moving in sensitivity with Him was very easy for us. We were really enjoying God and making progress in destiny. But another season came, and we kinda ask, “What’s happening to me?”

“…be aglow and burning with the Spirit, serving the Lord” (Romans 12:11). Staying aglow is both an encouragement and a command. Yes, we are commanded to stay aglow! We are instructed to not lose the fire but to remain on fire and increase in fire (Leviticus 6:12). How could God ever say that? It is because it is important and also possible. It is because we have His help to do it (Hebrews 4:16). We have models in scripture who stayed aglow despite changing season.

“…Daniel…kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed…as he did before (Daniel 6:10). Daniel modelled this truth in clear terms. He had left Jerusalem to a strange land and a new season. He was in a society given to idolatry. His boss was an occult. His schedules were tight and unfavourable for spirituals, so to speak. The times and terrain were just different. But he stayed aglow.

Understand that seasons would change but God remains the same (1 Chronicles 12:32, Ephesians 5:16, Hebrews 13:8). Never walk in a new season with old mindset. There is no point praying for another lockdown so you can have time with God. And don’t feel guilty for not having such time as you had before. Do your best to get got within the context and confines of your new season.

Perhaps, the lockdown season only showed you what is possible with God; that you can pray for that long, that you can finish the whole Bible in three months, and that you can invest in training and personal development. Now, you need to see how you can bring back all of these into your new season. The format would be different but the possibilities abound.

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