I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. Ecc 9:11
To everything in life, there are seasons and the wise King spoke of how the race is not to the swift nor the battle to the strong.
There is a moment where everything else aligns and it seems everything is working out for your good.
But many misuse those seasons and cry after as they relate to the glory moments of their lives. These moments manifest at times even if you are prepared or not, that is why many misuse the season because they were never ready and prepared for the season.
If you are not prepared for the rainy season, you will miss the opportunity to put seed in the ground. What is your calling and, or purpose and how prepared are you for your time and chance? I have heard stories of elders who recall the days when they had so much money and influence yet their lives would not be reflecting the wealth and influence, they would only be talking about.
The word ‘time’ in Ecclesiastics means season, and the word chance means impact.
So, when the Bible is saying time and chance it is referring to a season of impact. You need to understand every man on earth has a season of impact, but many never fully utilise those seasons because they never discover the tools they were given to use in this season.
The wealthiest place in the world is not the gold mines of South America or the oil fields of Iraq or Iran. They are not the diamond mines of South Africa or the banks of the world.
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The wealthiest place on the planet is just down the road. It is the cemetery. There lie buried companies that were never started, inventions that were never made, bestselling books that were never written, and masterpieces that were never painted.
In the cemetery is buried the greatest treasure of untapped potential. King Solomon said whatever your hands findeth to do, do it with all your strength because there is nothing that you will take with you to the grave.
The late Myles Munroe was echoing the thoughts of King Solomon when he spoke about how the graves are littered with unfulfilled dreams. As a people and a nation what heritage are we working towards and do we have the strength and wisdom needed to take advantage of seasons of impact.
Many people fail to live fulfilled lives because they never fully used their season of impact. What has the Lord given you and in your season of impact and are you prepared to use that gift, or the tools provided?
Those that are masters or leaders in any field are there because they not only discovered their gift, but they worked to perfect it. Are you prepared for your season of impact and are you ready to take advantage of your season of impact?
Many people speak of the glory days because they failed to use the seasons of impact well. But just like the rainy season, these seasons always repeat and those that say they failed to plant last season because they did not have seed through wisdom must prepare for the next season. Are you positioned or prepared for your season of impact and will you steward well what you gain in that season?
God Bless You.
Humphrey Mtandwa is an anointed minister of the gospel and teacher of the Word based in South Africa. He has written several books including The Enoch Generation, Truthfulness and Theophany. He blogs at mtandwa.blogspot.com and can be contacted via e-mail or WhatsApp on +27 610286350.