I remember a time during my single season when I wanted so much to be married.
It took 10 years from the time that I asked God what would I need to do to get a husband and His answer to me through His Word "Take delight in Me I will give you the desires of your heart" Psalm 37:4, and the promise actually manifesting.
Yes, God answered as He Promised He would and as I am known by another name, I am no longer in the place of singleness, I have flashbacks, but I can't relate to the desire to want to be married, because I'm no longer in that season.
I remember, during that period, organising the wedding, going for couples counselling and everything else, I was also being healed instantly from the process of birthing that promise, healed from waiting, the hadship of tarrying, the
rejection of being single as a mature Christian; snubs from family and friends who didn't think God would ever answer me, becasue to them I would die a spinster.
That period like every other season comes and goes!
This is a new sesaon of instant healing for me and this one comes with the process of contending for the same marriage that I went to God for initialy; a marriage that He promised me as I waited for it to manifest. A marriage that the enemy wanted to take away, as I held onto the promises of God for my destiny, I fought against the lies, the hardship, the rejection, the criticsm and everything else that would bully me into letting go and blaming God, and in that fight, I got hurt, I got beat up, I didn't think I would overcome the process and forgive those who ridiculed me through it.
I've come to realise that no matter the extent of the pain or trauma we experience when God chastises us, no matter how deep we are buried in our estimation of pain, there will always be a time to heal instantly. I'm not talking about healing that is processed, but rather healing that is instant!
The bible says it in Ecclesiates
A Time for Everything
3 1. There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, 3 a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, 4 a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, 5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, 6 a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, 7 a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, 8 a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.
My mentor once told me that after God has chastised you, He is the only one that will counsel back to health.
We often find ourselves going to others for healing, but God is the only one that can heal us from the pain we have experienced in His process. Noone else can do it better than Him.
Just like the season I was in, waiting to be married and having to heal from the process itself; here I am again healed from this process I've endured for so long. My healing makes me want to run with God to wherever He wants me to go with Him.
Many of us are experiencing this kind of healing in this season, it's an inward healing that transends to everything you do. It's a healing that brings you favour, opens doors and makes you only remember the good. It's a type of healing that comes after giving birth; everyone connected to you wants to come and behold the beautiful promise you've birthed. Suddenly you're healed and it's instant!
The bible says Isaiah 66:7 - 8
8Who has heard of such as this? Who has seen such things? Can a country be born in a day or a nation be delivered in an instant? Yet as soon as Zion was in labor, she gave birth to her children.…
Like every woman who has had the experience of being in labour, the pain intensifies with every inch the baby pushes through to make it's way into the world, the same applies to the pain we go through in a process to birth a promise. Every inch the promise makes it's way into manifesting, the pain intensifies until the promise is birthed and then it's time to heal instantly!
What does instant healing look like?
You don't remember the pain you went through, you know you went through it, but you can't feel the pain any longer, you operate in a serenity and everyone is precious to you even those who hurt you!
We are in a season of instant healing! Until the next season comes that brings a new process and an opportunity to experience labour all over again. I will celebrate this period of instant healing!
Jacqueline Ani is an transfornational life coach and mentor, lecturer, social entrepreneur, author, inspirational speaker and conference host.