In our Focal Scripture, Nehemiah set a time for the king within which he hoped to undertake the journey of rebuilding the city that was in ruins. Nehemiah appointed the time within which his project of rebuilding Judah would be accomplished. The king gave Nehemiah a chance to determine how much time the journey should take until the mission is accomplished, and Nehemiah set the time. Nehemiah set a time for his accomplishment.
Notice that Nehemiah was a prophet. He was one who understood what it meant to make a declaration. So he was not just guessing how much time it would take to accomplish his project. He set the time that he would take to make his vision a reality. He tied his future accomplishment to time. He seemed to pass a decree with regard to how long his project should last. He appointed a period of time to his next accomplishment.
Friend, what is that mission you wish to accomplish? Set a time for it. Set a time for that next level you want to attain; set a time for that project you want to accomplish; set a time for that result you want to call forth; set a time for the manifestation of that which the Lord has laid in your heart; set a time for your elevation; set a time for your conception; set a time for your miracle; set a time for your breaking forth.
Some other person may have wanted to leave things a bit flexible, but not Nehemiah. He determined what time his project should take, and the king did not object. He spoke like a controller of time, and the king simply obliged him. He that controls time controls kings. He that gives commands to time gets results that others may not get from time itself. Those that control time with their words control the outcome of time.
Have you set a time for that next attainment? Have you set a time for that manifestation you desire? Have you set a time for your goals and targets? Have you set a time for your expectations to be accomplished?