Your Set Time
Text: Psalms 102:1 -13
In our first text, (Psalms 102:1-13), we see two different time characterized with two different experience. The former time had several unpleasant situations until there was a change at a set time. Just like when your wrist watches tell the wrong time, they have to be corrected by setting the time; so are our wrong situations corrected at set times.
Furthermore, Hab. 2:3 reiterates that there is an appointed time for your blessing and breakthrough and God would set that time in your favour.
Again, Looking at Hab.2:3 concerning God’s plan and timing for your life, the scripture says
…but at the end, it shall speak, it shall not lie.
God’s blessings upon your life are evident, they speak, and they are obvious to all just as a pregnant woman cannot hide her pregnancy. At the set time of favour everyone would know that God’s hand is upon you.
Another Salient point in Hab.2:3 is
…though it (the Vision) tarry … it will not tarry
here the two tarries are in different perspectives. The first tarry was for man and how we see things while the second tarry is for God and how he sees His plan for us. We may see God’s plan as delaying, but God does not. He sees his plan in his own timing and not in ours. God never sees His plan for us as tarrying.
In todays’ study, we’ll be looking at the four points to note about “THE SET TIME”.
- Time is one of the most used word in life:
More Frequently, we talk about time in seconds, minutes, hours, days, years, when to get married, when to build a house etc. In fact in Eccl. 3:1 the Bible lets us know that everything happens in time and season.
Time is used to measure the sequence of an event, duration and is also used about intervals among others.
- Time can be classified into Chronos and Kairos
While Chronos is the calendar time, Kairos is the God appointed time. Kairos is the time that brings to pass what would not naturally occur. This God’s time is certain and nothing can hinder His intents at His time. If all that matters to us is the Chronological sequence of time, then we might miss out of God’s blessings. In Gen 18:10, Sarah’s time to get pregnant came though she had passed the natural time to get pregnant.
- There is a difference between your turn and your time:
The story of the man at the pool of Bethsaida as recorded in 1 John 5:4 is an example of one whose turn to get healing was postponed for 38 years at the pool until his time for healing came when Jesus met him. When it is your time, it doesn’t matter whose turn it is; everything is suspended because it’s your time. Don’t ever forget, He makes all things beautiful in His time, Eccl. 3:11.
- It is possible to have the time set in your favour:
There are three ways to have the time set in your favour.
- By Manipulating or working your way into your set time:
This way of setting your time depends on the arm of flesh and the strength of your might. An example is the prodigal son, His father was still alive and it wasn’t time for him to divide and get his inheritance but he insisted. He got it and went astray. This type of time setting has its consequences. It makes you vulnerable to failure and straying from God.
- By Waiting.
Job 14:14- … all the days of my appointed time will I wait till my change come.
You can chose to wait and God’s time would come to you. If this is your preferred time setting method, then you might have to wait for more than expected time because of oppositions.
- By praying and Provoking your way into your set time. – 2 Cor. 6:2
This method is for people that trust God and are tired of their current situation.
Example of such persons are:
Jabez in 1 Chron. 4:10
Jacob in Gen. 32:26 – … I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
Hannah in 1 Sam. 1:9-28- She prayed until Eli concluded she was drunk. She would not take another year childless.
When you pray to provoke your set time, a miracle must happen.
The best way to rise to where God has destined for you is by praying to provoke your set time.