Ecclesiastes 9:11, "...the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor riches to men of understanding;...but time and chance happeneth to them all." We should learn not to depend on ourselves for success. Our achieving of objectives and expectations for ourselves depends upon time, place and opportunity. The saying, "the war belongs not to the heroes," means it much rather belongs to the LORD. Our success seldom equals our expectations. When we depend upon "our abilities" we will fail; but when the RIGHT TIME comes, at the RIGHT PLACE, perfectly matched with the RIGHT OPPORTUNITY our results EXCEED OUR EXPECTATIONS. Let me ask you WHOCONTROLS ALL OF THIS? Yes, TIME, PLACE AND OPPORTUNITY ALL belong to GOD! My dad used to tell me, "I'd druthers" have a lot of luck than a lot of "skill" any day." Well, if I have my "druthers", I'd druthers have GOD'S MERCY and control above strength, wisdom, or being swift. No matter how fast, strong or smart I am; I'll never escape or out run death. THE WAR BELONGS NOT TO THE HEROES, IT BELONGS TO GOD! GLORY TO GLORY!
Psalm 139: 23-24
GOD IS GOD!
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