You have heard about the seasons, the importance of being on a schedule and being ready for good opportunities to arise. You have heard the early bird gets the worm. The Bible says, 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.
No one asks to be born and here you are. No choice given when or where you would be conceived and what position you would have as a birthright. All these things are by time and chance. Your ability to move forward and create wealth is determined by TIME and chance. A man born at the beginning of God’s prophecy of slavery for the Israelites of 400 years has no chance for upward mobility. That individual was born to be a slave and will die one. Time and chance.
Men seek to determine the will of God’s prophetic timeline, even though He said, no man will ever know it. They hate their lack of control and try to ignore that time and chance happens to us all. No matter where you are today, your life is the sum of time and chance. You may regret a decision, but you will never know whether that decision saved you from something far worse. You replay it over and over again, but whatever you input as a better possibility there are millions of worse ones that have equal value in your imagination, let it go.
What you have from God is the present and make full use of that. Let the present cheer you as you seek the Lord’s direction for your life. Knowing your timing is living in the present and being present for God to continually perform miracles in your life. Use God’s grace and consider your ways, but understand that for all your striving time and chance happens to us all.