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February 28: Making the Most of Your Moments

Ecclesiastes 3:1

“To everything, there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.

1 Chronicles 12:32

And from the sons of Issachar, men who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, the heads of them were two hundred. And all their brothers were at their command.

Seasons are windows that open us to new things, blessings and privileges. Ecclesiastes 3:1 says there is a season to everything, and a time to every purpose under the heaven, which means that things and seasons; and times and purposes go together. When a season is maximized, things come into place of their own accord. When timing is correctly discerned, purpose is fulfilled without stress. Therefore, two vital ingredients are necessary to make the most of divine seasons or windows: First, discernment; and second, preparation. Discernment helps to recognize right timing and season, while preparation helps to make the most of it. One may be able to discern timing correctly but without adequate preparation, one doesn’t have what it takes to make the most of opportunities. David was prepared for his opportunity to kill Goliath. He had killed a bear and a lion in time past. That was his preparation to slaughter Goliath. He had developed skills in the effective use of smooth stones and a sling. Mostly, preparation always involves skill acquisition, training in one area of life or another. Therefore, training is very important in whatever you do! You must be trained for life, career, business and ministry.

At the appointed time, David’s opportunity came to kill Goliath. It was a breakthrough moment for him. He went to deliver food to his brothers on the battlefield, and saw and heard Goliath bragging and speaking with pride and contempt against the God and the army of Israel. Then he discerned his divine moment had come to use his skills. It takes meekness, humility, willingness to serve and a life of consistent prayer to discern your timing in life. You must maintain a warm and positive attitude of joy, meekness and service to be able to see your divine windows. If he didn’t make himself available to serve, he wouldn’t have been called by Jesse to embark on that strategic assignment that led to the fulfilment of his destiny. Stop complaining about serving people; do it with joy and meekness!

My Solid Front (Confession):

In the Name of Jesus, I declare that my heart is right and sensitive to divine windows and open doors. I keep a warm and flourishing attitude and a posture of service consistently. I am alert and prepared to make the most of my divine seasons, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Further Meditation:

1 Samuel 17:1-52; Ecclesiastes 3:1-8.