Opportunity!

13 Jun

Opportunity!

opportunity

 

According to http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/opportunity  The following is the definition of opportunity.

 OPPORTUNITY: a favorable juncture of circumstances refreshment2 : a good chance for advancement or progress

Today is a day of Opportunity!  God’s favor is always allowing us favorable junctures of circumstances.  With him there are always good chances for advancement or progress!

When I think of advancement, I picture a unit of soldiers advancing toward the enemy to take territory.  The Lord intends for us to take territory in our own lives every day.  He has a plan for our lives and as an army would have strategic plans for advancement so the Lord has the same for us.   However, we must always look for the opportunities that present themselves each day.

I for one am guilty of wanting opportunities to fall into my lap, but honestly I am a firm believer that unless you’re willing to be a worker then opportunities will not come.  For example, have you ever realized that when Jesus was doing his earthly ministry that he never called one disciple that wasn’t already busy doing some kind of work or job?  Each one of the twelve disciples was either fishermen, a doctor, or tax collector etc….They all had taken advantage of natural opportunities in their lives. So when Jesus came along, they knew a great opportunity when they saw one!

Maybe you’ve been like me, you’ve taken advantage of opportunities but they seemed to not pan out for you the way you thought they should. So you have ended up embarrassed and felt as though you were a huge failure.  But who says you’ve failed?  I feel if you’ve learned anything from it, then it was not a failed opportunity!   Do you know what I have found out? Even if it doesn’t turn out the way I have planned it, I would rather have tried and failed then to let the opportunity pass me by and wonder if I should have taken advantage of it!

I refer to the disciple Peter a lot in my own life as I can relate to him.  When Jesus came to the disciples walking on the water, Peter saw an opportunity!  1. Matthew 14:28 – And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.  Now the remaining disciples in the boat probably thought Peter was “crazy”, but Peter was bold and adventurous!  Do you not realize that you have been put on this earth for a reason?  You can make of your life what you want it to be. You may however, have to get out of your comfort zone or what you deem to be a safe place and do something different! You might have others in your life that think you’re a little “crazy” as well for getting out of the “boat”!  Sometimes to completely take advantage of an opportunity it may take a bold step, but sometimes even the smallest steps toward an open door can make the most dramatic changes.

 I am excited to know that every new day provides a new opportunity for something exciting to happen. That even now, I have an opportunity to stay where I am at, or choose advancement! I personally want to take advantage of every new opportunity to progress and go forward!  This is what keeps my life exciting!  This keeps me looking forward in expectation instead of looking back in regret!

I want to encourage you my friend, today is a new day, His mercies are renewed every morning, so what are we waiting for let’s take advantage of a new day filled with new opportunity!

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