In the Fullness of Time

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In The Fullness of Time

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 available 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?


About Ken Winton

Ken Winton is a transparent conversationalist; his inspiring teachings have motivated companies of people around the world into living their lives lighter. Ken is edgy, relatable, some times a goof, but always influential. Ken is an international speaker, author, musician and hosts his own radio show, podcasts and blogs and most of all, loves to go on walks with his wife Becky. When Ken is not on the road he frequents his favorite coffeehouse to sip on a cup of caffeine and chat with the locals. Ken resides in Chico California with his wife, three kids, two daughter-in-laws, one son-in-law and a whole mob of five glorious grand-kids. And, by the way each grandchild is his favorite.
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2 Responses to In the Fullness of Time

  1. Diane Reid says:

    Thanks for sharing this, it is a good reminder that my time frame isn’t always the same as God’s and since He knows better maybe I can learn to stop looking at my watch. Thanks, Diane

  2. Ken Winton says:

    God is training us to move in His time (Kairos)! Let us not think this is impossible. As we renew our mind, the impossible becomes normal!

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