Seize Your Moment - Don Davis

Have you ever been in a situation where you wished you would have said or done something different? I don’t know if you’re like me, but I find that after I get into an argument with someone, I begin replaying the conversation in my mind and end up mad that I didn’t say something different. I say to myself, “Man it would have been perfect if I would have said x or y!” I have even contemplated picking up the phone and calling the person back to add the commentary to the conversation, but then I realize that it’s too late. . . . The moment has passed.


In Luke 24, after Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection, we read about two disciples walking on the road to Emmaus. While walking, they were discussing all that had happened to Jesus just three days before and then, unbeknownst to them, the Messiah appeared and began to have a discussion with them. The Bible tells us that the disciples talked with Jesus the entire way and once they entered the village they broke bread together.


“When He was at the table with them, He took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized Him, and He disappeared from their sight.” —Luke 24:30-31


Once they realized it was Jesus who was walking and talking with them, He was gone! They had missed their moment.


Life really is a continuous series of moments. If you and I aren’t careful, we can be in danger of missing a key moment of our lives. This is important, because every miracle in the Word of God—and in our own lives—always starts with a moment. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could know in advance exactly which moments are going to be the most important ones? The truth is that all moments can gain momentum in our lives and this momentum can lead to the miraculous.


In case you are feeling condemned and discouraged because you fear that you have missed out on an important moment in your life, one that could have gained momentum and possibly have lead to a miracle, I want to encourage you; God’s mercies are new every morning.


“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.” —Lamentations 3:22-23


God isn’t done with us yet.


Think about Moses, who at 80 years old, probably thought he had missed his moment. But in Exodus 3:3, Moses had another moment. The Bible says that he turned aside to see “Why the bush does not burn up.” And it was in that moment that God spoke to him, revealing His plan for Moses. In verses 8-10, we see that Moses followed that plan and it led to huge miracles in his life.


My prayer for you today is that you don’t miss your moment—today. Be thankful for the little things in your life, because tomorrow is not promised and if you feel like you have blown it big time, remember that God is not through with you yet. He has a plan for your life that is greater than you could ever imagine.


—Don Davis


Don Davis is a regular contributor to The Increase, providing monthly articles and opinions.


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