To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: Ecclesiastes 1:1.
I have the great privilege to wish you a happy new year and to pray for prosperous and a wonderful year filled with great testimonies in Jesus name.
As it is a common practice, a lot of declarations have been made by men of God concerning the year, I have read series of prophecies and promises, they were great. In our denomination, the Lord promised to do wonders. Last year, He promised to do great things and asked us not to fear. He fulfilled the promises, in the midst of pandemic and pandemonium. That is why I believe strongly that has He has promised this year to do the wonders, so He shall fulfil it.
I am therefore compelled to share with you one among the many things we will need to take cognizance of, for God to wrought Great wonders in our lives, and to make his promises be fulfilled. Seizing your Kairos Moment.
There are times in our lives when we must be able to seize the opportunities that God has broughtto us. Those who recognized those critical moments in their lives make wonders happen. A Kairos moment is a critical time of opportunity when just the right circumstances converge to make something great happen.
How do we recognize Kairos moments in our lives?
How do we grab the moment in history when God makes wonderful work together for our benefits?
Ecclesiastes, the book of wisdom, makes us to know that everythinghas its season and time.
I would we have a better understanding of What KAIROSis.
There are two Greek word, among others that provide clarity to the English word “time”. Thesewords areChrono and Kairos.
Chrono means time that can be measured, such as the time on a watch or clock. Another word for a watch is a “chronograph.” A watch measures time, whether it’s one second, one minute, or one hour, one day, one month or one year.
Kairos isa seasonal Time; The timewhenthingsare brought into focus.
This is different from Chrono. For example, when we talk about the rainy season, we are not talking about clock time. We are talking about the time when rain happens regularly; a period of rain becomes evident; it is brought into focus.Kairos also means a decisive epoch. It is the moment one has been waiting for, such as a farmer waiting for his crop to be watered by the rain.
When a person says it’s his or her “time” to marry, they don’t mean that they’re going to marry at nine o’clock. They mean that the appropriate season, or period in their life has come for them to marry. It’s not Chrono. It is Kairos. It is the time when opportunity and seasons favour you. When the Bible says, He makes all things beautiful in His time, He’s not talking about clock time, Chrono, He’s talking about season time, Kairos.
Kairos moment is a time when all of our seasons of preparation and hard work present us with a historic opportunity designed for significant achievement. It’s the time when everything seems to align for your benefit. It is a time when all things seem to conspire, so that something specific happens in your life.
In the Bible, there are many Kairos moments.
The moment when David met Goliath. David was simply going to take food to his brothers in the army. While he was there, Goliath showed up and issued a threat. It was a Kairos moment for David. He had the preparation, Goliath was the problem, and David believed he had come to the battlefield for such a time as this.
When Esther was confronted with Haman’s threat to destroy the Jews in Persia, she was told she had come to the Kingdom for such a time as this. It was a Kairos moment.
There was a time when Peter was confronted at the gate called Beautiful by a crippled man begging for money. The man had been begging there for a while.When Peter walked through the gate, it was not the first time. He’d been going through that gate frequently; however, this particular time when Peter walked through the gate and the man asked him for money, Peter said, Look at us. (Acts3: 4) . At that moment, Peter believed that something unusual was going to happen. No one had told him what was going to happen. Until this moment, there was no recorded evidence of Peter healing the sick. The Seventy had gone out and performed miracles, but we aren’t told what miracles Peter experienced, or that he had experienced a miracle at all. By scriptural account, he had never healed anybody. So when he entered the gate called Beautiful and spoke to this crippled man, he didn’t know from experience whether trying to heal the man would actually work. The man asked Peter for money and Peter responded, Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk. (Acts 3: 6.) For Peter, this moment when he realized that he could actually bring healing to this man was his Kairos moment. In our lives, there will be moments such as this. If we don’t seize them, they will pass us by. Period of wonders.
There will be moments when God presents us with an opportunity to do something remarkable and we have to recognize when those moments have come. We should be able to say, as Esther did, that we’ve Come to a time as this. Esther 4:1. We must say, ‘This opportunity is for me. This is my time, my season, my Kairos moment.’
Don’t be Indifferent. For each one of us, there will be several Kairos moments and we have to know how to seize them. Peter could have walked past the crippled man and never known what could have happened. Had he just walked by, he would have been continuing to do what he normally did.
When We Simply Do Just What We’ve Always Done, We Can Easily Miss Our Kairos Moment.
We establish certain routines and lose our sense of the times, and aren’t able to tell when the seasons have changed and our moment has come. Let us look at what Jesus says concerning how people respond to moments in their lives.
In Matthew 11: 16-17, Jesus speaks to a group of people and He describes a generation that I will call the “indifferent generation”.The indifferent generation doesn’t care. They don’t feel when things are changing. They can’t respond to change. The world around them changes and they remain the same. They are very comfortable and want to stay where they are. When things change, they may respond with anger.
This is how Jesus describes the indifferent generation:“But to what shall I liken this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to their companions, and saying: ‘We played the flute for you, And you did not dance; We mourn to you, And you did not lament”. (Matthew 11: 16-17)
Jesus says when we play a happy song, the indifferent generation do not dance, and when we mourn, they don’t weep. They are an indifferent generation. Nothing moves them. When people have this kind of indifference, they are unable to seize their Kairos moments.
The indifferent generation lacks appreciation for what others do for them. No matter what effort we make to help them in life, they don’t respond. They are unmoved by encouragement, nor by threat. A person can lavish them with praise or insults in thehope that it will inspire them to change, but they won’t. They can sit under the most profound ministry, hear the most profound word, see the greatest miracle, have opportunities waiting at their doorstep, and they won’t respond.
The indifferent generation is unable to respond to opportunities given to them because they often see opportunities as problems. They perpetually see the negative in every opportunity. If they are hungry and you give them food, they will ask where the condiments are from. If they have no place to sleep and you give them a bed, they will ask where the pillow is. If a door opens for them, they sit waiting for someone to take them go through it. They can’t see anything good in what others do for them. What do they want to do? Nothing. They are unmoved by changes happening around them. When the tune changes from dancing to mourning, or mourning to dancing, they can’t even tell. Nothing changes them, for they are indifferent.
Great opportunities missed are one of the saddest things to witness. During His time in this world, Jesus lamented over Jerusalem:“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing! – Matthew 23:37
The Jews of Jesus’ times couldn’t see the day of their visitation—their Kairos moment. The times had changed and they remained unaware of God’s greatest blessings. It may be our moment, but we don’t see it. Opportunity is there, glaring us straight in the face, but we can’t take advantage of it. There are people who work for the same company for over forty years and never see an opportunity to advance themselves. While their colleagues are using company benefits to further either their education or to buy land, they won’t do it. They will turndown opportunity after opportunity until they retire, and then they will blame everyone else for how badly life has treated them. If a person has opportunities to have better options in life, but she doesn’t take advantage of them, what else does she expect God to do to lift her up?
We have to be able to recognize good opportunities when God sends them our way. It could be a job opening, an introduction to a significant contact, an opportunity to work with someone who can open doors for you. This is what you’ve been praying for, but it’s not going to rain down from Heaven with a flashing sign. God will open a door for you, but you must have enough sense to take advantage of the opportunity God has given you. We have to recognize our Kairos moments, because they will not be there forever.
In this life, people come and go. Sometimes a person will come into your life for a reason and do good things for you. Next year, the same person may become enemy number one. A time may come when the same person doesn’t want to look at your face again. We must recognize that when favour is upon us, not to take it for granted as a permanent feature. It is a Kairos moment.
Some people are introduced into our lives because there is something they are meant to facilitate. They are not necessarily permanent. We have to know when God has brought someone into our lives for such opportunities. We must recognize the change, and seize the moment.