Back in those days on campus, a young man bought me a new phone. He was in his year one while I was the president of the fellowship. I asked him, “Why this phone?” His response was, “Sir, I overheard when you said you needed a new phone, so I thought it wise to get you one.” I appreciated the young man for his thoughtfulness and kind gesture, but I declined receiving the new phone. I knew it was not time to collect.

Friend, some things are not necessarily wrong, but they can be wrong when they are done at the wrong time. For example, collecting that phone gift from that young man may not be wrong, but it’s not appropriate at that time. Sex is not wrong between a man and a woman if it is done IN marriage, not OUTSIDE of marriage.

There is nothing wrong in taking a nap at home like David did in 2 Samuel 11, but it became wrong because he did it at the wrong time (2 Samuel 11:1). Elisha did not rebuke Gehazi for collecting stuff from Naman. He rebuked him for collecting it at the wrong time (2 Kings 5:26). This means that there is time to collect, and there is time to say no.

Life is about timing, and people of destiny must know when to do what (Ecclesiastes 3:1). It is a sign of immaturity to do what you like just because you feel like doing it. Wisdom is only 20% decision, but 80% timing. You are as accurate in decision-making as your sense of timing.

When you work outside of God’s timing for you and for things in your life, you become a victim of satanic assaults and you truncate God’s plan for you. Timing is a major component of the will of God (Ecclesiastes 9:11-12). When the right thing is done at the right time, you get the right result. You need to be sensitive to divine timing (1 Chronicles 12:32).

It is not about what you WANT to do but about what you OUGHT to do. What you want to do is connected to your feelings. What you ought to do is connected to your purpose and destiny. Don’t let people or the devil pressure you (John 7:6). You must be content with God and what He’s doing per time in your life. You will not miss your time in Jesus name! Amen!

‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria