It was June 8, 2012, when my first radio program came on the air at WYCB-AM, 1340. It has been an enjoyable summer, finding guest speakers and learning how to manage a weekly radio talk show. This has got to be ordained by God, though I have had to be steadfast, during the good times and even during the bad times.
The first three months were a breeze, sponsorship was fantastic, and I felt as though I was in it to win it! Then I heard from three of my major sponsors ... they couldn't stay in due to financial shortfalls.
The trouble was, I didn't learn about the shortfall until 10 days before it was time to pay my monthly fee. Though it wasn't easy, I was able to get the payment together to cover my September radio show. This month's payment came together a bit easier. There's a time for everything, and everything in its time.
What am I saying? I could have called it quits, and could have thrown in the towel! I'm reminding you that when you get on that road, heading in the direction in which the Heavenly Father has ordained you to go, don't expect everything to be peachy! But don't quit.
Life is just like the seasons. As you all know, in order to get the wonderful growth and lush greenery that we enjoy during the summer, we must first experience fall when the earth's greenery begins to die. The leaves fall from the trees, as they are beginning to do now; then comes winter. Most plants, flowers, gardens and trees appear to die. They become dry and lifeless! But during the time these trees and grass appear dead, life is on hold from within. God is doing a 'new thing' with each tree, with each plant.
They must die each year, in order to live! Does that sound familiar? Each of us finds ourselves in desperate situations for long periods of time. A few commit suicide! They couldn't take it. But all we have to do is grow from within. This is the time when we must depend on God completely!
When life seems so bad, that you cannot see one thing going on in your life that makes you feel good, think again!
If you're alive and able to get up and take a bath, you can feed yourself, you can walk and talk; you're in the land of the living. Then rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice!
What happens after winter? Spring comes along! And how often does spring come? It comes every year. Spring is the time when new life begins; the trees begin to show signs of little buds, the grass begins to grow again, and flowers too!
How often does this happen? It happens every spring! This is the time when we should act just like the seasons. It's the time when we should work very hard to see that our projects grow while there is this growth season. This growth season only lasts so many days. The trees will begin to lose those wonderful green leaves in time.
If we just remember that life is like the seasons, we will always be able to make it through those days when we seem to be like the walking dead. Things are not working for you.
That's the time when we must be committed and unwavering. "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord." 1st Corinthians 15:58.
Now, my radio show has had several weeks of very dynamic guest speakers, ending this week with actress Della Reese.