The tipping point, as defined in the dictionary, is a critical point in an evolving situation that leads to a new and irreversible development; a time when important things start happening in a situation, especially things that you cannot change.
The definition itself is exciting enough to have you up on your feet. It’s like the anticipated crossroad that you’ve been waiting for and you want it to begin immediately. But as days, weeks, months, and years passed, you can’t seem to see any sign of it starting. The first rub of excitement seems to fade and you start to ask if you heard it right. And just when you are about to hit that moment of ‘hope against hope,’ you come across this verse and found the encouragement to keep you in faith:
Whoever obeys his command will come to no harm,
and the wise heart will know the proper time and procedure.
– Ecclesiastes 8:5
It’s like a gentle pat on your shoulder to remind you that it’s gonna be alright. It’s okay if you don’t see everything right now. It’s okay if you don’t know all the details. It’s okay if you don’t have the answers. It’s okay to be still and to wait on Him.
Wait—yup, that’s the word. When you’re all hyped up for something to start, this isn’t exactly the word you would want to receive and hold on to. Waiting takes time and effort. It also entails a very in-demand fruit of the Spirit called patience. “Patience is the practical expression of faith, hope, wisdom, and love. It is a very active emotion. It is not indifference, sullen endurance, or resignation. Patience is emotional diligence. It accepts the reality of step-by-step processes and natural growth cycles” (an excerpt from a book by Stephen Covey).
The point, therefore, on your way to the tipping point is to continue to sharpen your ears to hear God’s voice and to keep in step with Him.
The tipping point is there and it’s not going anywhere.