Opportunity!

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!

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12 thoughts on “Opportunity!”

  1. Reblogged this on Stepping Toes and commented:
    In life we often look at the wrong things and are most concerned about futile matters.
    Instead of looking at people for what they really are, and not how they dress and show off their wealth; discovering the difference between those who seem to succeed and those who fail. Because often people measure the success of people with their worldly fame and wealth, but they do not know the situation in the family and the social mess which perhaps may exist in the person his private life.

    We should focus on the spiritual matters and look for the aim and purpose in life. In case we look for nothing in particular, we may find just that and no more, while the Creator god has so much more for us in petto. We just have to come to Him, trust Him and allow Him to direct our lives. than we will feel the real blessings and shall be able to grow and let others to grow as well.

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    1. I think that’s an exaggeration. I am only offering my own modest contribution, the same way you and all the other wonderful bloggers out there, sharing and inspiring people to achieve their dreams. Thank you for the kind words. God bless you.

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  2. This posts speaks so much to one of the verses that were read at church this morning…
    Colassions 4: 5 “Be wise in the way you act towards outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.”

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