The Union of Time and Purpose
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1
The original God-Man knew why He was here, and we, under His leadership, should think the same when it comes to our mission on earth. On earth, Jesus was focused and mindful that the mission window was closing and He needed to seize the moment. More important, He wanted His men to see the urgent need to fulfill their mission even as He was committed to His own.
In John 4:31-34 the disciples were talking about the master and his need for food. His reply “My food,” said Jesus “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.” “Hey, Sarge, can’t we stop for a burger?” The reply must have caught them a bit off guard and left them a little embarrassed. He told them in no uncertain terms that what sustained Him and compelled Him was the mission. He had been sent, and He would finish.
Consider the missions God has sent His men into that were left unfinished because of an inability to see the situation clearly. How many windows of opportunity have been missed? God gives many examples in scripture of completing the task as time and purpose collide. The athlete, the soldier and the farmer are but a few.
We have been spiritually equipped to redeem the lost causes from the talons of the Enemy. We need to stay ready for the signal to act, and move in swiftly when called; realizing that every God’s man has been given the advantage of being perfectly equipped with everything we need to engage our individual battles. We are winners in Christ.
Father, help me see the opportunities an act on them.