In the New Testament Kairos means "the appointed time in the purpose of God.” We all have Kairos moments, or better said, potential Kairos moments.
The story of Ester in the Bible is one of the greatest examples of this principal. Prophets had prophesied the return of the Jews, and queen Ester was used to aid in this purpose. Imagine the fear, amazement and reverence that she must have felt at being used in God’s plan.
Mordecai said to her, “…who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”
Often we miss these moments when we let an opportunity – however small it may be – pass us by. God wants us to do something that would propel His plan. God’s plan will be done, but we can miss the moment. Like Mordecai told Ester, “For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish.”
You might also be facing an “appointed time in the purpose of God,” a true Kairos time. Like Ester, you might have fear at this, but remember that the outcome will always be good. But like Ester, God has a plan for you, and choosing to ACT on the Kairos moment allows God to use you to further His kingdom.
Try to identify Kairos moments in your life. Learn to act upon them, trusting that God is sovereign.
Andrew Scribner - firstname.lastname@example.org
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