May 22


But Dying in Your Beds, Many Years From Now… Time And Chance HAPPEN – Part 3 of A Bunch

By Michael Q. Pink

May 22, 2009

“I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happens to them all.” (Ecc 9:11)


In the last two blogs I addressed the idea of SPEED. The importance of being decisive and how important it is to quit putting into the future what belongs in the present. God will let you postpone your blessings and even your destiny for as long as you are willing to postpone them.

It takes faith to bring the future into the present and it will take faith to maintain them. If you have the faith to bring the future into the present you have the strength of faith to sustain it. Things speed up dramatically for you when you pull the future into the present. Quit waiting for God to bless you and recognize that He has already blessed you with more than you can put your arms around now! His favor has already been released in your direction.

As I have previously written, it is raining favors every day so quit praying for favors and start asking Him to show you where they are and how to step into them. One way quite frankly is to get mad. I know that doesn’t seem very spiritual, but it can be. Have you had enough yet? At the end of Isaac’s life he blessed Esau by saying… “By your sword you shall live and serve your brother, but the time will come when you will grow restive and break loose and take dominion, and tear his yoke off from your neck.”  Have you grown restive yet? Are you mad yet? Have you had enough of barely making it?

The other day a man told me about a friend of his who said, “I’m always going broke, but I never quite get there.” Sadly, too many of us can relate to that, but it’s time TODAY to put a stop to that. It’s time to go to battle for your destiny. (1 Tim 1:18) Allow me to borrow from a famous quote… Aye, fight and you may lose. Run, and you’ll survive… at least a while longer. But dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willing to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance to come back here and confront your fears and step into the battle and actually live out what you say you believe and put it all on the line?

You might lose your money, but you will never lose your reward. You might lose a battle here and there, but you will never again lose heart and more importantly, you will have found courage and honor and valor and love. Fear may have taken your past, but it will never again rob you of your future! It’s time to move into your destiny. Just don’t expect it to come without a battle and a few scars to show for it.

Michael Q. Pink

About the author

Michael is America's leading authority on applying Biblical Wisdom and Natural Law to sales and business and has authored 19 books including The Bible Incorporated, Selling Among Wolves and God's Best Kept Secrets. Using that knowledge, he has helped thousands of professionals and entrepreneurs experience radical transformation in their lives and careers, including helping a start-up with 3 struggling sales reps turn the corner and become the 16th fastest growing company on the INC 500 list. 

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