1 Chronicles 12:32 “…of the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, their chiefs were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their command;” - 1 Chronicles 12:32

You need to understand the times and season which you find yourself in. This will help you understand what God is working to accomplish in your life, in that specific season. By having this understanding, it will cause you to respond wisely.If you don’t understand what season and timing you are in, and you don’t understand what God is trying to achieve in your life, the chances are great that you are not going to respond wisely.

The wilderness is not a negative time for those who are obedient to God. In face, the wilderness was designed for us as believers to take ourselves to the next level; to train and prepare us for a new move of His Spirit.


Rather than responding correctly, many will behave without wisdom and understanding in their season of testing. If you search for an exit and an escape route out of your wilderness before even trying to understand why God has placed you there, you are extending your time in the wilderness by your own choice. This season will simply be repeated over and over again.

This can cause you to experience much frustration, go through hard times, and even taste defeat. All of this can come about simply because of having a lack of discernment and understanding.

May you be challenged to make it a priority in your life to exercise wisdom and understanding, and avoid unnecessary time spent in the wilderness.