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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Knowing Your Appointed Time

Knowing Your Appointed Time

For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.Habakkuk 2:3 (New International Version)

We can anxiously wonder and pace away the days while anticipating this great time when everything we longed for will come to pass. Unfortunately, as easy as this sounds this is not the type of mindset we want to allow to govern us. In doing this we rob ourselves of the greatest lessons and experiences that are always placed in our path. Our paths are calculated perfectly to fit the shortest or longest of our journey through this current reality. There’s truth in staying mindful of an “end”, but it shouldn’t rule our lives and distract us from positively impacting the lives of others. We want the end of the project, a bad chapter in a relationship or the entire relationship, waiting for birthdays and other countless things. We are so filled and determined to have that gratification of what the end will give us, but not even being aware of the shortness of that moment. For a life to perish from this reality is only in a moments time shorter than one would imagine. A long death is never actually long, even in a vegetable state or coma, it is a more favorable choice to stay at least a physical reminder to those who love and support you rather than an invisible one that can be easily forgotten (Seriously, go watch the animated movie CoCo). Not to convince anyone to change their living will, but this discussion in this current piece must be finely understood so that we may recognize the emotional and mental problem our fast-paced society is suffering from.

We have locked and measured ourselves to fit this whole idea of time while forgetting that we live under the law of infinite possibilities blessed to us by an infinite design and intelligence. Immediately discounted is the idea and/or concept of “God” by many, but I urge those nonbelievers to at least realize that our complexities is not even within our own power to declassify. We change so often in our moods, feelings, and thoughts that it is impossible to count and keep up with them. Therefore, this whole notion of time and it being specific is only as serving as comfort foods give you before the calories and other excessive intake starts to reflect you physically. Time only does the same thing, it can make you and everyone around you feel good especially when you set a date for something and it all works out on that date. I’m foolish enough to say to you timekeepers and wishers to ask the question, “Can we go with the flow instead?” This is what the universe is pleading to you when you worry and blame yourself for things not working out at the time you expected. We go into our mid-20 and early 30’s looking at our friends like why haven’t this or that has happened for me yet. Evan Carmichael would gladly to your face in a silly kind way say it’s all your fault for not being accountable. Damn that’s a bit harsh, isn’t it? I confidently tell you that your appointed time is around the corner but in the meanwhile, you should be doing the following:

  •         Keep the faith in your visions and dreams
  •         Continue to move your body or in other words be a person of action both in the mind and of course your body
  •         Don’t lose hope in anything, especially at your death bed as this is the type of energy you want to leave behind to others and going into your afterlife
  •         Reject that stupid tendency to give up just because there’s no evidence (it’s not in the natural because it’s just as invisible as the thoughts that eventually becomes real)
  •         What is now a cliché; SPEAK LIFE and watch dead things transform into reality (stop killing your desires and wants because of your obsession with time)
  •         Place boundaries of everybody in your life, their influence will destroy the things in this life that make you happy and fulfill you

Enjoy this life to the fullness and do everything the laws of nature dictates to you unknowingly because your appointed time as according to McGrew-Hill Dictionary of Idioms describes it as “your expected or assigned time”, but for sake of argument replace the word time always with the word moment. It will wither away the stress attached with time and things will happen a lot sooner. Let us repeat the wisdom of these verses from Ecclesiastes:

A Time for Everything

1 There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven - 2 A time to give birth and a time to die; A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted. 3 A time to kill and a time to heal; A time to tear down and a time to build up. 4 A time to weep and a time to laugh; A time to mourn and a time to dance. 5 A time to throw stones and a time to gather stones; A time to embrace and a time to shun embracing. 6 A time to search and a time to give up as lost; A time to keep and a time to throw away. 7 A time to tear apart and a time to sew together; A time to be silent and a time to speak. 8 A time to love and a time to hate; A time for war and a time for peace. 9 What profit is there to the worker from that in which he toils? 10 I have seen the task which God has given the sons of men with which to occupy themselves.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-10 New American Standard Bible

The End (only for now) 

By Marcus Hart
Author | Speaker

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