Heading into the final few days of this 21 day journey, I can sense the tension between the revelation of resting and receiving; and the boldness to break rank. The daughters of Z seemed to live in this same tension.
Ecclesiastes 9.10 I have seen something else under the sun: The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all.
I have observed something else under the sun. The fastest runner doesn’t always win the race, and the strongest warrior doesn’t always win the battle. The wise sometimes go hungry, and the skillful are not necessarily wealthy. And those who are educated don’t always lead successful lives. It is all decided by chance, by being in the right place at the right time.
This scripture could feel so fatalistic, but I see it as so optimistic and full of possibility.
Time and chance happen to US ALL!
Time is like the PREPARATION and chance is like the OPPORTUNITY.
I honestly believe that we are living in days where there is such an open door of opportunity. Kingdom opportunity.. where heaven responds to our YES! Even amidst the restriction and resistance that we have all experienced.
So how do you begin to prepare, even when what you desire and believe is your rightful inheritance is not in the near future?
Yes is able to happen so much more effectively when you are prepared!
What does preparation look like for you?
For me, I knew that as i cared for and coached leaders, I needed to upskill in the area of holistic healing, because I saw so much need to address the whole person, and not just help someone grow as a leader with ‘leadership skills’.
This meant that I needed to step out in an arena that was new but always a desire. Little did i know that it would also allow me to serve people right here in my own province with a recognised license. Honestly girls, you have no idea the story that the Lord is writing!!
What about you?
How can you be preparing in advance for all that Jesus wants to give you in your inheritance?
Even your journey and your testimony is preparing you.
Preparing in your thinking
Preparing in your expectations
Preparing in your words
Prepared in your life
Believing you DO DESERVE it!
Otherwise our belief about ourselves could stop us from even seeing the opportunity as OURS TO TAKE..
This is what your breaking rank has been doing .. it is preparing you! It is also positioning you for when your inheritance and all that God has planned for you DOES come your way.
But here is the thing …. And what I have observed … in all our believing, hoping and praying, preparing … when we receive what we are believing for, we can get overwhelmed (even with the inheritance that was promised now in our possession).
A business she was believing to start and then it prospers and she is distracted from the ‘why’ of her original intent.
Women who desires physical children and then it all gets too hard and they begin to despise their blessing;
You get your financial breakthrough and now God asks you to steward it effectively.
Quite possibly girls, you will find a season of testing as you pursue what is within your heart.
Because with opportunity comes with entrustment.
And often it’s not just about what God wants to give us but what He wants to do IN us through what He gives to us!
I believe time and chance do happen to us all. I believe there is an open heaven to what we are believing for. And I genuinely believe with my whole heart that you are trustworthy of it.
With you in this new terrain.