Every day of this 40 day adventure feels so much richer than one day. 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 were there is such an open door of opportunity. Kingdom opportunity.. where heaven responds to our YES!
Yes is able to happen so much more effectively when you are prepared!
What does preparation look like for 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.
Gal 6.9 9And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint.
Preparing in your thinking
Preparing in your expectations
Preparing in your words
Believing you DO DESERVE it!
Otherwise our belief about ourselves 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.
One thing I have observed is in all our believing, hoping and praying, when we receive what we are believing for, we can get overwhelmed (even with the inheritance that was promised now in our possession).
Women who desires physical children and then it all gets too hard and they begin to despise their blessing;
A business they were believing to start and then it prospers and they forgot the kingdom purpose had for it in the first place;
You ask God to use you – so He does – and then you feel used J (one of my favourite thoughts);
A husband or child gets saved now you complain about being too busy in the house of god
You get your financial breakthrough and now God asks you to steward it effectively
PREPARATION POSITIONS US FOR OUR OPPORTUNITY BUT THEN WE HAVE TO TAKE IT AND NOT DESPISE WHAT OPPORTUNITY LOOKS LIKE. THIS IS OUR TRUE INHERITANCE
– not just what God wants to give us but what He wants to do in us through what He gives us!
I believe time and chance do happen to us all. I believe there is an open heaven to what we are believing for. My heart is with you