In the Greek, there are two words for “time.”
The first word is chronos—from where we get “chronology.”
The other word is kairos. It means “right moment.” It’s like the right moment to pick a piece of fruit or the right moment to tell the punch line of a joke.
While there may not be an exact time (chronos), there’s certainly a right moment (kairos). And God deals with right moments.
You see it all the time in the Bible. “In the fullness of time,” God acted. When everything was just right, God moved.
The problem most of us have is that we’re driven by chronological time. That means we expect things to be done by a certain time.
What’s worse is if something doesn’t happen by a particular time, then we assume it’s not going to happen at all.
When we decide this, we end up either giving up too early or trying to force something to happen before it’s ready. Both choices lead to disaster.
God doesn’t work in chronological time. He works in kairos time. That means we need to be looking for signals around us about what time it is.
How are things unfolding around us? What doors are opening and closing? What light is now available to you that wasn’t before?
Kairos is a word of seasons—and seasons have their own time. Learn to read the seasons. Learn to know what time it is.
How sad would it be if we missed what God was doing because we were looking at our watch?