To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven”. Ecclesiastes 3:1
One of the most important resource in the life of every living being is time. It have been said over time that the unit of destiny is time. The existence of time makes every action and move of man to be monitored and regulated. Each one of us gets equal access to twenty-four hours daily to maximize all that we feel we need to do to keep living. Now, beyond the usual understanding of how time flies each day in relation to our commitments, there is a more deeper understanding of time that every man must understand which is responsible for the kinds of decisions we will all get to make and what we will achieve in life. The reason why some people enter success consistently in all that they do while some others fail woefully despite having in their possession, all that they need to succeed is their understanding of time. No man can perform better than his understanding of time management! Men that made a difference in their days were men that mastered times and seasons. They recognized the importance of right timing in bringing forth the best out of all they do. Man’s ability to seize the moment and make the best use of every opportunity inside time is what we call the mastery of times and seasons! In this series, we shall be considering all that we need to know in our quest of understanding times and seasons. It will be a journey that you will forever be thankful for; Get ready for the Fire Experience!
The bible is filled with stories of men and women that turned the wave of time in their favour and brought out something glorious that their generation could not deny! Each time we study their lives, we keep asking questions around what made them who they become and how they were able to turn things around; one of such secrets that performed the wonder they were known for is their understanding of time! Dr. John C. Maxwell once remarked that “We don’t control the timing of most events; the best we can do is to recognize the timing”. The moment we can shift our focus from controlling the time and turn it instead to ensuring that we recognize the right timing for all our endeavors, it is impossible to fail!
“We don’t control the timing of most events; the best we can do is to recognize the timing”DR. JOHN C. MAXWELL
In the world of believers, timing is what define the extent to which we will be useful to God’s Kingdom. No matter how loaded and equipped a man can be, what determines the magnitude of his impact and exploits in God’s Kingdom is the ability to move with God per time! It is good to gather knowledge; it is also important to be resourceful and ready to work for God but most importantly, knowing when to move and when to actually do all that God commands is the key to lasting result in this world. When to take action is as important as knowing the action itself. When we start to place value on our understanding of time especially in the light of God’s word and His speaking per time, our lives fall into shape and speaks louder than we imagine.
No matter how loaded and equipped a man can be, what determines the magnitude of his impact and exploits in God’s Kingdom is the ability to move with God per time!
God is always ready to lead us and guide us through the process of launching out all of His plans for our lives at every point in time. Acknowledging that we need help and seeking the help of God is our first step in understanding divine timing in Heaven’s view. Believers are always quick to forget that our divine ideas are not earthly inspired; rather they are fragments of the speaking of God from eternity that our hearts picks when we align ourselves in the place of prayer and meditation. So, when we get those ideas fresh from the throne of God, they must be sponsored and completed in God’s own way and on His terms alone! Any attempt of Kingdom ambassadors to market divine ideas through earthly designed strategies without any regard for God’s own direction on the utilization of such treasure will end in disappointment and total failure in heaven’s view! Man’s ability to decode the move of God upon the earth per time is the beginning of eternal relevance while still on earth! It is when you can discern the move of God in your territory that you will start to invest and participate in the manifestation of that move. When you move as God moves upon the earth, it is impossible to run out of business with God! Heaven is still searching for such men that will pay the price to discern where the hand of God is moving per time! Will you be such man?
Any attempt of Kingdom ambassadors to market divine ideas through earthly designed strategies without any regard for God’s own direction on the utilization of such treasure will end in disappointment and total failure in heaven’s view!
In the book of Ezekiel, at different points in the visions of Prophet Ezekiel, the Spirit of God would ask him, “Son of man, what seeyest thou?” inside this simple question lies a lot of silent points that must be discussed in our quest of understanding times and seasons. Man’s ability to see well and see accurately into what is happening in every season of life is directly proportional to the kinds of decisions he will make. Even with the abundance of visions that Prophet Ezekiel was exposed to in his lifetime, his ability to understand and interpret the visions correctly was highly dependent on what he could SEE! The need for God to ask him to explain what he saw per time showed the possibility of him not to see correctly thereby misinterpreting the visions of God and as a result pass the wrong message to God’s people! This can only mean one thing, God is intentional in ensuring that we understand His speaking to our world per time.
Man’s ability to decode the move of God upon the earth per time is the beginning of eternal relevance while still on earth!
When we understand God’s mode of communicating mysteries to our world, then understanding His assignments for us per time becomes possible as well as bringing it into reality. All through the scriptures, one of the ways God showed Himself to man was that He is a God of times and seasons! God performed different actions at different times and seasons. Men that sought and found God in the Bible were men that had to pay the sacrifice of meeting God on His terms, so they looked for Him in the times and seasons they could find Him! Do you want to do business with God? do you want to do more than just hear about God from others? Do you want to Encounter, Explore and ultimately Engage God in your lifetime? Then it is time to come up higher and do what the ancient heroes of faith did to make a difference! God is ever waiting for you!
When you move as God moves upon the earth, it is impossible to run out of business with God!
In concluding this episode, it is needful to answer the question that was asked previously above about how urgent we are, in getting answers to our questions about God and truly understanding His ways. The key to getting the best is the same from ancient time till date. God is the same yesterday, today and forever. Also, His ways are still the same; the codes of finding Him remains unchanged as well! This is why when we study the bible and apply the principles learnt there, we will surely get the same results they got in their days! Jeremiah 29:13 opens us to an important part of our answer: “And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart”.
Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart.PSALMS 37;4 [MSG]
The first step in drawing closer to God is to embark on an endless journey to SEEK HIM FOR A LIFETIME! Until we make a decision to center our entire life around seeking God, finding Him and living His life here on earth, our hunger of knowing God intimately will never be quenched! The final lesson of this episode is that, in our attempt to understand times and seasons in God’s own way, seeking God and first understanding His ways comes first and is our access point to getting all our answers! In the next episode, we shall delve deeper into our heart posture and motives in relation to discerning times accurately and getting results. Thanks so much for reading till the end! Ensure you drop your comment and share your experience with others! God bless you.