Ecclesiastes 9:11 NLT
“I have observed something else under the sun. The fastest runner doesn’t always win the race, and the strongest warrior doesn’t always win the battle. The wise sometimes go hungry, and the skillful are not necessarily wealthy. And those who are educated don’t always lead successful lives. It is all decided by chance, by being in the right place at the right time.”

I have shared with you my love affair with the book of Ecclesiastes. I know many believers have their different takes on this book in the bible but hey, we all look at life from the perspective of our lenses. This scripture is loaded with the answer to everything that keeps you awake at night and makes your life miserable sometimes. Have you tried taking an inventory of your life and the lives of those around you and sometimes you feel like you missed your path maybe? Or you see people you know whose lives were destined to be great but somehow you wonder what happened? Sometimes it seems as if having so much education only makes you poor when we were told it was our pathway to success and greatness.

To reiterate what the Teacher said, “nothing really makes sense under this sun”. People can start out poor and become great. Someone can start out great and end up in a meaningless life cycle. There’s no straight arrow to life except that when God intervenes in your affairs, “Time and Chance” will find you. His mercy gives you what you don’t deserve and I know a scripture that says the Lord will lead you into prepared blessings. Psalms 31:19(TLB). For some of us, the love of God plus our own self-discipline has given us ‘Time and Chance.”

I pray for you this week that you will find peace in this race called life. That the hand of the Lord which can move a man from prisoner to prime minister overnight will do the same for you. Where you have been delayed in life, may you experience a supernatural speed. I declare it is so and so it is in Jesus’ name. AMEN!


Lady Abena.