The Defining Moment

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Lk.19:44 (MKJV) And they will tear you down, and your children within you … because you did not know the time of your visitation.

Eccl.9:11 (KJV) I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift… but time and chance happeneth to them all.

There arises a day of destiny for every man- a day in which is an instance when …

Time meets chance,

Heaven meets earth,

Opportunity meets preparation…

A day in which there exists a moment when as it were, divinity and humanity collide within the twinkling of an eye!

It is on such a day that the pregnancy test reads “positive” for the waiting mother …

It is in such an instance that the long awaited ‘one deal’ clicks for the businessman, which would transform the financial status of his business forever;

It is at such a moment when the executive takes that right move, which gets his work noticed, escalates his inputs and takes his career to another level altogether!

It is on such an occasion that … (could you please close your eyes one second and allow your imaginations run wild as you fill in the gap with what your special moment would be?)

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Contrary to the myths of success and general misconceptions of life – erroneous thinking patterns which restrict the prerogative of success to a subset of some very privileged and fortunate few; opportunities do cut across regardless of age, status, geographical location or circumstances…

In other words, every single man has unlimited chances to significance every single day!

Oddly enough however, very few people recognize these opportunities because more often than not blessings come in disguise.

The defining moment however belongs to the man who would be vigilant enough to recognize the unannounced split-second arrival and seize it!

What is more, if that split second meets an expectant and prepared soul, just about anything can happen!

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JESUS was amazed that even the caliber of people around him could be so oblivious of how close they were to the dream moment of their life time! Potentially, today was that special day for each one of them.

Their miracle was right in their midst in the person of Jesus! They all had equal opportunities to seize the moment and step into the life of their dream forever!

However only one man would be vigilant, expectant and prepared enough to attract His touch and contact His amazing, life transforming and empowering grace.

And by all means, that blessed man would step into his destiny forever.

The man was none other than His would be little superhero friend – Zacchaeus!

That day, Zacchaeus would initiate a chain reaction of generational blessings which was to change the story of his entire household forever!

NEXT: A Brand New Life



I am so glad the fact that You are with me every moment also means I have countless opportunities for success.

Nevertheless, more often than not I am too preoccupied by my inadequacies to even notice the existence of those great opportunities around me let alone recognize one even when it’s so glaring!

Please heal me from the defeatist attitude which blinds men to opportunities.

Furthermore help me dear Lord to keep an open mind, to stay expectant and vigilant, and to be prepared enough to seize the moment when next any opportunity knocks.

And Lord, in Your name and by Your grace, may I not miss my day of visitation!


Funmi Adebayo (c) 2013

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