I returned and saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to men of understanding, not favor to men of skill; but time and chance happen to them all. For a man also does not know his time: like fish taken in a cruel net, like birds caught in a snare, so the sons of men are snared in an evil time, when it falls suddenly upon them. Ecclesiastes 9:11-12
In this passage, King Solomon tells us that the winner of the race is not necessarily always the fastest one, and the person who wins the battle isn’t always the strongest. He points out that men of understanding are not the only ones who gain riches and men of skill do not always experience favor And then he says this: “Time and chance happen to them all.”
Solomon goes on to talk about those who are “like fish taken in a cruel net” or “birds caught in a snare.” (Notice that he’s saying this of the “sons of men” and not the “sons of God.” As believers, we are the sons and daughters of God.) There are therefore two categories of people, those who are blessed because they find themselves at the right place at the right time, and those who are caught off guard in an evil time and find themselves at the wrong place at the wrong time.
I don’t know about you, but I know which category I want to fall under. Being in the right place at the right time is a characteristic of the favor of God. One of our confessions is that the FAVOR of God is on our life and that FAVOR puts me in the right place at the right time with the right individual. The FAVOR of God is also opening doors for us and providing opportunities of advancement in all areas of my life.
As a son or daughter of God, rest assured that the blessing of being placed in the right place at the right time is yours because of our Lord Jesus. Despite the dangerous and ungodly times we live in now, you can expect Him to protect and deliver you from every snare of the enemy. Also be assured that His favor is surrounding you daily every where you go like a shield. (Psalms 5:12).