Your time and chance…

This blog was punctured into being by a discussion with a senior colleague this afternoon. (Thank you for the push Memory Mugwagwa.)

I say punctured because for weeks I have been haunted by the following scripture that I had read and heard so often but did not understand it the way I do now.

I returned and saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift nor the battle to the strong, neither is bread to the wise nor riches to men of intelligence and understanding nor favor to men of skill; but time and chance happen to them all. [Ps. 33:16-19; Rom. 9:16.]
Ecclesiastes 9:11 AMPC
https://bible.com/bible/8/ecc.9.11.AMPC

Everyone understands how the swift may lose the race and how the strong may be floored. We can easily attribute it to many things from human ego to human frailty.

Everyone understands that our confidence easily turns to a bundle of nerves when the unexpected happens.

But I love the later part of the scripture.

But time and chance happens to everyone….

This is my liberating moment and I want to share it with you.

Everyone has the DNA to be a champion and everyone can stand on the summit of the highest hill : If only they awaited and bided their time and chance.

Some miss their time and chance by moaning over the speed of those who have obtained their time and chance.

Some lose patience by seeing the first one hit the rope but do not realise that if they had put more energy, time and chance would have landed them a photo finish and a joint first on the podium.

Time and chance come to those who await with patience , diligence and acumen.

Elisha was a prophet in a town that had at least fifty more prophets who were tuned to the spiritual going ons because they even prophesied to Elisha the imminent departure of Elijah but despite their being tuned to the correct spiritual wavelength they missed the chance and time to the double anointing and remained the ordinary city prophets.

All they sought to do was to remind Elisha of the pending pain and loss but they did not realise that the same departure could also earn them the double portion.

When the local town seers tried to derail him, Elisha remained focused on what was going to get him the double portion of anointing :

And when they had gone over, Elijah said to Elisha, Ask what I shall do for you before I am taken from you. And Elisha said, I pray you, let a double portion of your spirit be upon me. He said, You have asked a hard thing. However, if you see me when I am taken from you, it shall be so for you–but if not, it shall not be so.
2 Kings 2:9‭-‬10 AMPC
https://bible.com/bible/8/2ki.2.9-10.AMPC

Elisha’s time and chance to the double anointing was not centred on moaning, comparing, complaining or even grieving the imminent loss of his revered Master. No. It was premised on him remaining alert, steadfast and focused.

As they still went on and talked, behold, a chariot of fire and horses of fire parted the two of them, and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. And Elisha saw it and he cried, My father, my father! The chariot of Israel and its horsemen! And he saw him no more. And he took hold of his own clothes and tore them in two pieces.
2 Kings 2:11‭-‬12 AMPC
https://bible.com/bible/8/2ki.2.11-12.AMPC

….. and Elisha SAW Elijah being taken !!! Therewith the deal sealer. Therewith his time and chance and the rest is history.

Every man has his time and chance but many miss as they focus on the tune and chance arriving for others.

Focus, patience, alertness and vision will land you your time and chance.

On your marks….

#betheroutinebreaker

#brokenbutnotafraid

#iamphindelasson

#watchoutforyourtimeandchance

29 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. N B Sibanda
    Jul 04, 2018 @ 18:23:30

    Thanks for the reminder to stay watch and focus rather than complaining about the situation on the ground lest one misses his chance at the set tym,

    GOD BLESS YOU

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  2. Magureyi Tarisai K
    Jul 04, 2018 @ 19:20:18

    What a master piece .ooh am really encouraged to focus on my time and chance.My question is how do you realise that this is my time and my chance so that I cannot miss it

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  3. Manatsire
    Jul 04, 2018 @ 20:39:57

    This is a great teaching son of Phindela

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  4. Loveness
    Jul 04, 2018 @ 21:07:37

    Thank you for the inspirational piece.God bless

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  5. Loveness
    Jul 04, 2018 @ 21:14:10

    But at times I have seen Great men and women who have waited patiently for years for that big break but it never seems to come.Many have turned their back on God because they feel life is so unfair to them.May God give us wisdom to understand the times and seasons so we don’t miss our destiny

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  6. memory
    Jul 04, 2018 @ 21:23:39

    powerful indeed God help me to see the chance as far as my eyes can see

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  7. Nosizo Ncube
    Jul 04, 2018 @ 21:35:59

    True

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  8. Nkay
    Jul 04, 2018 @ 21:58:51

    What an inspiration, we tend to give up when we almost there

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  9. Exe
    Jul 04, 2018 @ 22:13:50

    It sounds good

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  10. liberty dimingo
    Jul 04, 2018 @ 22:54:42

    Stand on the watch tower and be watchful and you shall receive your double portion of anointing. Blazi you just gave me a strong revelation to share on my next sermon kuchurch. God bless.

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  11. Munya
    Jul 04, 2018 @ 23:02:05

    Inspiring message.

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  12. Sibonile
    Jul 05, 2018 @ 00:48:18

    Waking up to this teaching only completes my day. Thank you

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  13. Rachel chakanyuka
    Jul 05, 2018 @ 06:16:09

    Powerful encouragement indeed,thank you, the bible says “my people perish because of lack of knowledge, God is a respector of persons and his promises are yes and amen 2 corinthians 1-20, as long as you are believer, time and chance happen to them all, we need to position ourselves and keep the faith. Remain blessed.

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  14. Lezina
    Jul 05, 2018 @ 06:34:56

    Amen.I will remain focused and patient for my time and chance..Thank you for such a great teaching.

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  15. simba
    Jul 05, 2018 @ 08:39:48

    Thanks for sharing

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  16. Randy
    Jul 05, 2018 @ 08:54:45

    Awesome read bro. Thank you for sharing.

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  17. Yemurai
    Jul 05, 2018 @ 19:27:46

    Thank you very much for the encouragement…… time and chance is indeed inevitable for us all no matter what the situation seems like. Therefore, we choose not to look at the “negative” situations BUT instead with focus,alertness, patience and vision we will not tire because there are no 2 ways about it,1 day we will reap if we do not lose heart! I am encouraged…….

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  18. Gift Khupe
    Jul 06, 2018 @ 05:25:57

    Praying to realise my time and chance. Thanks for the inspiring advice

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  19. Nyasha Claris
    Jul 06, 2018 @ 16:12:11

    Thank you

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  20. Pumhu
    Jul 07, 2018 @ 20:00:46

    When faithfulness becomes very difficult, things will be an inch away to happen.Thanks for the enlightenment.

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  21. Tendai Violet Masona
    Jul 13, 2018 @ 11:39:17

    Very true indeed everyone’s time and chance will come…thank you

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  22. Natercia
    Jul 14, 2018 @ 20:57:13

    Well said. Really appreciate👏👏

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  23. Nkosana
    Sep 16, 2018 @ 17:56:48

    Thank you my brother for the word of encouragement, surely most people have missed their time and chance by allowing the devil to deceive their concentration, if Elisha gave attention to the chariots of fire he wouldn’t have seen his master being carried away by the whirlwind n miss his double
    portion. This why many of us fail at the edge of a breakthrough losing focus on what matters the most. That’s powerful.

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