As a reminder, every purpose is governed by times and seasons, Eccl. 3:1. Therefore, it will make no difference how many times we ask God for a particular thing or how loud we scream for it in prayer. The law of "Time and seasons" is the one governing the time and season it will be revealed. All of us have an assigned amount of time to exist on the earth and with in that time frame, there are certain things that all of us will experience.
However, prior to any of the things that I'm about to mention can take place we must exist first, pretty obvious right? This is why Eccl 3:2, starts off by saying, "There is a time to be born and a time to die". In other words we are assigned a certain period of time and season in the earth, which is from the time of birth to the time of death to accomplish a specific purpose. However the fulfilling of whatever that purpose is will require the following experiences that no matter what your purpose maybe, you will encounter and have to deal with the following:
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace, Eccl. 3:2-8.
I said all of that to get to this very simple but very much overlooked point and that is absolutely nothing is forever. The reality of this post is very much real to those that have recently lost folks that were quite dear to them. It is during such times of (death) that we quickly realize that all of us and all things will one day be referred to in the past tense...... Meaning its time has expired!
Scripture further tells us that, "A wise man's heart discerneth both time and judgment, Eccl 8:5. Simply put, a man who understands the law of "time and seasons" understands that along with time being assigned to everything, there is also a judgement that accompanies it. We are accountable for the time given to our purpose. This is why we are commanded to Redeeming the time, because the days are evil, Eph5:16.
I want to say to someone, stop wasting time and focus on doing what God has placed you in the earth to do, while using the scriptural tools of Eccl 3:2-8 to accomplish your purpose in the earth. The day will come just like those that have gone before us, when you and I will have to stand before the supreme judge of time and give an account of how we maximize and managed our allotted time in the earth.
Written By: Kevin L A Ewing