Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Opportunity

We are in the middle of a Bible conference at church this week (well, until Wednesday) and what a blessing the preaching has been for me. Just a few notes to myself from last night -

Opportunity - each of us is given opportunity....every day. TODAY I have an opportunity to live for the Lord, to seek to know Him more and to be faithful with all that He has entrusted to me. Each day...as well as each "stage" of life...I want to purposefully use the opportunity I have. Whether a busy stay at home mom with three preschoolers, a new empty nester or perhaps, some day, even a widowed senior...there is no need to wait until a "better time" but, instead, look for the opportunities that are mine right now.

I also want to be careful not to make excuse (also known as whining) for not using the opportunity of today. No matter my age, my situation, my circumstance or any other reason, right now is the best opportunity I have - there is no promise of a better time down the road and I will never have the chance of yesterday again. I want to be faithful today.


I know these notes have really been for myself and I did not elaborate or fully explain them - but I pray that your today will be a great day....and that I will intentionally seek the opportunities that Christ has given to me this day and will use today to honor Him.

6 comments:

  1. I couldn't have said it better! What a blessing this day can be...what an open door of opportunity.

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  2. So very well said, Jennifer! Seize the day!

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  3. Thank you for the reminder. Very well said.

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  4. Jennifer,
    I am afraid I often miss opportunities because of the tyranny of the urgent (have you ever read that booklet??? You should!) You had some really great insight in your notes...thanks for sharing.

    Also, thank you for stopping by the blog and saying such nice things and giving such wonderful encouragement along the way. You are a blessing!
    Amy @ Raising Arrows

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  5. Hi Jennifer,
    Good notes, and a good post.
    Couldn't agree more. With all that is going on in the world today, now is even greater opportunity to shine for the Lord.
    That is why we must keep our eyes on the Lord all the time, and not the circumstances. Cause the circumstances of life just aren't always nice or pretty, but we have a God who loves us and can help us get thru anything with grace and peace.
    Love your sweet heart,
    Blessings, Nellie

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  6. We all need to be reminded to make the most of today. Those words are for me too. Jackie

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