Daily Feast – August 11

Understand Time, Purpose, and Work (1)

I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work. - Ecclesiastes 3:17

For you to turn wisdom into wealth, you must understand the interplay between time, purpose, and work. Life is in seasons, the bible says “while the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease (Genesis 8:22).” The season of life should not limit you. There is a time to sow to have the maximum yield. To plant maize, when you are to plant yam is wrong timing and it leads to crop failure. The bible says in Ecclesiastes 3:1 “to everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”. There is a right time for every purpose. Christians may not be lazy but may fail because they do not understand the relationship between time and purpose. The enemy attacks us in order to cut us away from work, time and purpose.

Africa is the second richest continent in mineral resources of the world, yet it is the poorest because many in Africa do not respect time. Time is time all over the world and there is nothing like African time! Many in Africa have no reason for living, they do not understand purpose. Many also have wrong attitude to work. They even coined an adage “work or no work, the salary of the labourer must be paid”. No one is great, who does not respect time. The sense of timing makes the ants wise. They know they cannot go out during winter, so they prepare food in the summer that will last through the winter season.

Even Solomon was wise with time. He put first thing first. He understood that there is time for everything. He built the temple before building his own house. He used 7 years to build the temple and 13 years to build his own house. The Bibles says in Proverbs 24:27 that prepare thy work without and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards, build thine house. It is wisdom to build God's work and your business first before building your house. Wisdom is about priorities- the way things relate to each other. We should note that 1. There is a time to every purpose under the heaven. 2. Time counts on the earth. 3.To benefit in time, you must understand purpose.

Time does not govern heaven. God lives in timeless eternity, the connection between heaven and earth is to walk by faith. Remember the Syrophoenician woman; her time had not come to receive a miracle for her daughter. Because Jesus had not yet died for the world on the cross by the time of her story. But this woman used her faith to override time (Mark 7:28). Truth will always overtake fact. This is why the faith message is relevant to believers. You can use the truth of God's word to confess yourself to victory. You can get the best out of life by getting your faith released for the miraculous. There are possibilities in the spirit realm so take advantage of who you are in the spirit realm.

Prayer: Oh Lord, strengthen my inner man so that I will be sensitive to divine timing in Jesus name. Order my steps in accordance to your will so I will always experience seasons of breakthrough, divine health and accomplishment in Jesus name.

Further Reading: Proverbs 6:6-8, Psalm. 103:12
One-year Bible Reading Plan: Nehemiah 1:1-3:14; 1 Corinthians 7:1-24; Psalm 31:19-24; Proverbs 21:4

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