“The fastest runner does not always win the race, the strongest soldier does not always win the battle, the wisest does not always have food, the smartest does not always become wealthy, and the talented one does not always receive praise. Time and chance happen to everyone.”
Ecclesistes 9:11 NCV
In last week’s 4 Points Broadcast, we explored the concept of “time and chance” and how these are related to your destiny.
We looked at what it means to be a destiny-driven time traveler in God’s Kingdom while we’re alive here on the earth.
What is the legacy you are leaving—or the history that is going to be told—with that dash between your birth date and your expiration date?
The EYYS Empowerment Summit is your opportunity to synchronize and syncopate yourself to God’s time table for you.
Join us in Atlanta December 7-8 where we will gather under an open heaven to receive prophetic impartations from God.
You will receive the inspiration and strategies you need to succeed and achieve like never before.
We want to give you the tools and resources you need to fulfill purpose and maximize potential in this prophetic season.
Every single one of us is endowed with the same amount of time in any given day—and we are each given opportunities within our lifetime to do something great.
Opportunities are not reserved for the talented or skilled or wealthy or people who live in developed countries; opportunities are given to everyone.
“Time and chance happen to everyone.”
Ecclesistes 9:11 NCV
Time is something we use every single day; it is something we have but cannot keep; it is something we are given but cannot manage ourselves.
As the Lord began to speak to me about destiny, He talked to me about leveraging the resources necessary to fulfill purpose and the critical importance of timing.
We must learn to effectively harness the resources of time and opportunity.
The word chance in Ecclesiastes 9:11 can be translated to mean “opportunity.”
Within our lifetime, we are each given an opportunity to do something great—we each have an opportunity to succeed…an opportunity to prosper.
Every person alive will have an opportunity to change…an opportunity to grow—a chance to undergo a capacity building process that will further enable them to leverage the opportunity to influence the future and to shape history.
Each one of us is given time; but all of us are given opportunity.
This is important because when we speak about opportunity, we are also talking about discerning a specific timeframe for any given opportunity.
It is why the enemy will fight to keep you distracted—to break your focus with busyness, media, temptations, frustrations, and all manner of distractions.
By keeping you distracted so you squander your time, the enemy can potentially cause you to abort your purpose.
“To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven.”
Ecclesiastes 3:1 NKJV
Purpose is expressed according to a time frame.
By the time you recover yourself from the enemy’s tactic to keep you distracted, you have already wasted your time!
Time is one of your most valuable resources. And once time is gone—once it is lost—you cannot get it back.
There are times that have been appointed that we must discern if we are to keep the enemy from highjacking our purposes.
“It is the time to favor her;
the appointed time has come.”
Psalm 102:13 ESV
The word “time” referenced in Ecclesiastes and also in the verse above comes from the Hebrew word, eth.
It is translated to mean “the most gratuitous moment for an event, an experience, or an opportunity to happen or occur.”
In other words, you could say, “to everything there is a season and the most fortuitous moment for your purpose to occur under heaven.”
Your purpose has a time frame for its expression.
Every day you must wake up and pray, “Lord, teach me to number my days that I might apply my heart to wisdom” (see Psalm 90:12).
What is wisdom?
Wisdom is the application of information and revelation and knowledge—the application of what you know and what you learn. You must also know when to apply what revelation.
It avails nothing to gain revelation you don’t effectively apply.
There are three types of people who live in this world:
1. People who watch things happen.
2. People who ask, “What happened?”
3. People who make things happen.
You want to be the kind of person who makes things happen—however, it’s not just about making things happen, it is about making things happen at the right time.
Because when the time is right, your success is guaranteed.
You must discern when the time is right to make the most of every opportunity.
There is the most fortuitous moment for an event, experience, or opportunity to happen.
Join me in Atlanta December 7-8 to learn how you can make things happen for your greatest good—and for the good of those you love—by properly discerning the times.