Have you ever met that person that seizes opportunities? I have. It almost seems like opportunity strikes them, but the truth is they strike the opportunity. They are always looking for the ‘next’ thing on their journey or that one thing that will get them to their destination. I think one of the things that separates the good from the great is the ability to seize opportunities. It’s true!
A million people can come up with great ideas but only a few will implement those ideas.
Listen to what Paul tells the church at Ephesus: “Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do” (5:15-16).
Grab these two principles out of this passage.
1. God wants you to be opportunistic. There are opportunities for each of us all around. Opportunities to advance in our profession … to share our faith … to make an investment … to ask her out on a date … Paul is teaching us that we must be wise in our choices … but not to sit around stagnant, but to seek out an opportunity.
2. God wants you to be obedient. What does God want you to do? I mean that’s a question all of us ask ourselves … God is this what I should be doing? Is there where I should be heading in life? God wants us to be able to recognize an God-thing and then act in obedience to it.
So when God throws an opportunity in your path we have to think it through, but when God says “this is it” then we have to be obedient. Period.
Not all opportunities can be orchestrated. Catch this. Some of you need this for this year. You can’t plan ahead for some of the opportunities that God is going to put in your path. Some opportunities are just simply ordained by God. Look around your life there are God-tunities all around us. God inspired moments that will affect the trajectory of your life.
Your potential is connected to how you seize opportunity.