This year marks the fifth year of my decision to pursue my destiny. The decision to step out on faith was not an easy one, it came on the heels of a major decision to leave my full time job with the State of Georgia in 2012. Yes, I left a good government job to take less money working from home. When I made that decision I had no clue as to where God was taking me or what he was leading me to do. All I knew was that I heard the Holy Spirit speak clearly to me. And what I heard was that it was my time to be in time. It was my appointed time for destiny. We hear so much about living in purpose and finding destiny but we never hear much about being on time for destiny.
When I look back at when I heard from God that it was my time to move out of the comfort and convenience of my job to walk into faith and actively begin to work the vision of The Sanctuary, my natural self was not in agreement. In my analytical logical mind, I knew the circumstances of my life were saying loud and clear that it was not a good time. The logical and natural order should be for me to remain on my job for a few more years, take care of some pressing needs and just work on the establishing The Sanctuary on the side. That would be the safest and more stable solution. But my spiritual self was saying that I had to look beyond my circumstances, what I could see in the natural and listen to the voice of God that was speaking loudly to my spirit. It was time to take my faith to the next level because as it was my time…my appointed time. And I made the decision to seize my Kairos moment. This unexpected opportunity in time led me to my divine destiny.
What is Kairos? Kairos (ki-räs) is a Greek word that refers to the appointed time; the right time, the fullness of time, the time of opportunity for action or exchange, unrestricted by the passing of time; in the New Testament Kairos means "the appointed time in the purpose of God”, the time when God acts. There are many scriptures in the bible that speak to “appointed times” and one particular scripture that immediately comes to mind and that many refer to is:
Habakkuk 2:2-3, “And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry."
But what do we know about this appointed time? We surely do not hear much about Kairos time in our society as we are regulated by “chronos” (kronos) time, which is chronology. Chronology is a valuable tool in the hands of human beings. Chronology is a human attempt to structure the order of God's creation. Chronology is mankind’s attempt to measure time in an orderly fashion within God’s creation using external resources which makes us unconscious of those times in our lives when it is “our time.” Chronology is determined by flesh. Kairos is time determined by the Eternal Creator. Chronology is concrete. Kairos is intangible. We get so caught up in the chronology of our necessities that we miss our Kairos. Our Father is the one who determines the Kairos. He has a time for everything. His word says,
"there is a time for everything; a time to be born and a time to die; a time to begin and a time to end; a time to let go and a time to hold on; a time to start again and a time to quit; and a time to fight back and a time to defend." (Ecclesiastes 3:1-11).
You may have no external indications of the kairos of opportunity, no visible signs, warning bells, whistles, or alarms, but you can discern the time by being in relationship with the Timekeeper. You will not be successful trying to do it on your own time, you may get things done but it will be the hard way. I encourage you to develop a Kairos consciousness, and become aware of kairos opportunities. Your kairos moments are in the hands of God. Become a person open to God kairos time…open to His time.
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