I had attempted leaving our former denominational ministry six years before the appointed time. Thank God for my loving, sincere and sensitive pastor who would not allow me to miss God’s plan for my life. When the perfect time came, it was obvious. Indeed, God makes everything beautiful in its time.

Friend, everything about your life has been timed and put in seasons by God. One of the greatest evils you can do to yourself is to lack a sense of timing. There are two Ancient Greek terms used for time; one is chronos, the other is kairos. The chronos talks about “clock time” or “calendar time” from where we have “chronology” while the “kairos” talks about the appropriate or opportune time for things.

“And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times…” (1 Chronicles 12:32). If I ask you, “what’s the time?” I’m not just asking what’s the calendar time but what is that thing in your life whose appropriate, appointed or opportune time has come? For example, today is Friday 9th July, 2021, but today can be a day of salvation for you. It can be a day when God wants you to step into a particular dimension of your destiny.

“…who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this” (Esther 4:14)? When you know chronos without knowing and seizing karios, you would only be counting years without something serious counting for you in God and in destiny. Wisdom is only 20% decision but 80% timing. Without accuracy of timing there would not be accuracy of decision.

“For man also knows not his time…” (Ecclesiastes 9:12). The burden of humans is knowing their time. Actually, the best that a natural man knows is the calendar time (chronos). But there is an operation in God that can cause men to know their karios. The Holy Spirit sensitizes us to our kairos moments in destiny (Romans 8:14 MSG). There is a time to get married, start a business, Church or take specific destiny steps (Ecclesiastes 3:11).

“Is it a time to receive money…” (2 Kings 5:26). A lot of people miss God by moving ahead of Him. The problem of Elisha with Gehazi is not about collecting stuff but collecting it at the wrong time. You must let God cure you of haste if you would not truncate your destiny (Isaiah 28:16). That an idea is occurring to you now does not mean you should do it now. All things become beautiful when you submit to the timing of God.

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