I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. – Ecclesiastes 9:11
‘Time and chance’, what I call opportunity is available to all of us, yet many of us do not take it. We don’t recognize it. We look for it in distant places. We complain of a lack of opportunities where we are, but that is not true because there is opportunity where you are.
Opportunities! Every life is full of them.
Every lesson in school is an opportunity.
Every examination is a chance in life.
Every blog post is an opportunity.
Every client is an opportunity.
Every sermon is an opportunity.
Every business transaction is an opportunity, – an opportunity to be polite, – an opportunity to be a man or woman, – an opportunity to be honest, – an opportunity to make friends
It is only a weak mind that complains of a lack of time or opportunity, because there are so many people out there who have made more out of the odds and little opportunities which many of us carelessly throw away, than others will get out of a whole life-time. Like bees, they extract honey from every flower. Every person they meet, every circumstance of the day, adds something to their store of useful knowledge or personal power.
Don’t waste that life! Live your greatest life today.
God bless you!