Ecclesiastes 9:11 – “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 favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.”
Whatever you decide you want to do, make sure you do it quickly because it is expensive to be slow. Even at the start of your race of this life, it is expensive to be slow in starting. Remember that it costs something to be slow. Speed determines a lot of things. So from today, I see us all being fast to see, fast to understand, fast to decide and fast to move.
Many battles are going on around us and it is strong people who win the battle. That is why we must be strong and develop overpowering strength. When you are borderline, you can be shifted any where. You must be strong so that when you experience a blow you will still be found standing. That is why the Bible says in Ephesians 6:13 “…and having done all to stand, stand.” Strength also means that you are good at something and strong in an area: strong in ministry, strong in your field, strong in the Lord, etc.
People in the highest positions are chosen not based on their strength or quickness but their skill. Having a certain degree of skill will cause you to receive favor. There are many skills that cause people to be chosen. Many people are skilled in singing, computers, relating, being soft and numerous other areas. It may seem as though these areas are small and do not matter much but it is these skills that will cause you to be chosen. It is not a good thing to be skill free.
The Bible says that wisdom strengtheneth the wise more than ten mighty men strengthen a city. Wisdom strengthens somebody more than 10 Rambos in city. It makes you far stronger than 10 lions put together because you can defeat them with your wisdom. Wisdom makes nonsense of your strength. Wisdom will keep you out of trouble.
1. Do not follow groups of sinners. Remember that there are more sinners and they will always be in the majority. They will also always make you look odd for not joining them but “my son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not” – Proverbs 1:10
I see us all excelling in the area of speed, strength, wisdom, skill and favor in our lives.