‘Kairos’ is a weighty word, of ancient Greek origin, and having ‘The supreme moment’, as One of its definitions. We were all created with our unique, peculiar destinies encoded on the inside of us, and if we are alert to a realisation (awareness) of this fact, and hold on to the truth that we were created for something unique and special; although we might not know exactly when our alignment with destiny will take place on a physical plane; we can begin to prepare for that one defining moment I call the ‘Kairos moment’; when life’s preparation meets opportunity and we are thrust into our destinies.
Your back ground and the environment you were brought up in, or grew up in are not made to stand in the way of your destiny or ‘Kairos’ moments, in fact they play a big part in giving you the impetus needed to push you towards reaching your destiny. There are thousands of countless stories of people who have risen above a background of pain, backgrounds of poverty, backgrounds of abuse, of rape, of crime and drugs to align themselves with the real purpose for which they were created. They have entered into their Kairos moment.
Let me explain it like this, it’s almost like waiting for the right train to get on. Let’s look at life almost as if it’s like waiting at the train station for the right train to come along (not that life’s meant to be static as you wait for your moment). Many trains pass by, but they’re not the ones for you; then suddenly your train approaches the station, you better be waiting and ready on the platform!
We can react to life’s trials and difficulties in two different ways; like a boxer in a ring, we can use the pain of our opponents blows to bring us to defeat, or to build up an inner strength within us that will bring us to victory. We might have moments when we feel like giving up, when we’ve experienced one negative thing after another, but we need to develop a ‘no defeat’ attitude.
Have you ever watched a boxing match, where a boxer who’s taken a bashing; with blood running down the side of his face, and no physical strength left within him, suddenly rises to defeat his opponent? Remember the film ‘Rocky’? The story of Rocky Balboa, who rose from being an unknown battler to become the heavyweight champion of the world? We need to be like ‘Rocky’, he was confronted by various life crises, greater opponents and an ageing body, but he drew strength from the struggles he faced to help him overcome and succeed.
The Kairos moment is that moment when heaven releases sprinklings of opportunity to thrust people into their destinies, and the hosts of heaven look down excitedly, hoping that us mortals will grasp the open doors placed before us, but how many of us are oblivious to these moments and just ignorantly walk on by, or for those of us that grasp what heaven releases; how many of us stay the course, daily putting in the necessary commitment needed to help us realise our dreams?
From the moment we start to believe that we were created for something unique and special, we need to start preparation for the realisation of our dreams; that nudging on the inside that causes us to look excitedly towards what the future holds for us. We can’t pin point exactly what it is, but there is a force that drives us forward and we embrace the belief that the future holds something exciting for us.
What we have in the present may seem like something really small, but we need to value the natural gifting that we have found within ourselves; it might be the ability to play a particular sport really well, intellectual capacity, the ability to play an instrument, the ability to sing, teach, write, or care for others, but whatever it is, we need to acknowledge it, be thankful for it, and start to use it.
Early on, opportunities will be presented to you where you can use your skills and talents, don’t be unwise and turn down small opportunities expecting something much greater to be handed to you on a platter. This is our training ground for the greater things that God has in store, but we need to go through this training process first. Life happens in stages.
Don’t try to force things to happen in your own strength, your journey to your Kairos moment needs to be authentic. You won’t need to go banging on doors if the process is authentic. The bible speaks repeatedly about ‘this appointed time;’
‘For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry’ – Habakuk 2:3
At the right time, the opportunity will present itself, your main concern is to be ready for when opportunity comes knocking, so stay connected to God, keep filling up on His Holy Spirit, make sure that you’re regularly oiling the wheels of whatever craft, gifting, talent or skill it is that you have, and don’t miss your Kairos moment!