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How well are you handling the opportunities God gives you?
Every day and every moment of the day contain wonderful opportunities. An opportunity is a possibility of something good and productive waiting to be realized. Opportunities can be missed, or they can be seized. Missed opportunities often are gone for good.
The Bible describes how we are to think about life opportunities. Paul, the apostle, wrote about this in Ephesians 5:15, 16 (NIV) “Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.”
Life is to be lived carefully. To be careful is to give special attention to something. Carefulness with anything reveals respect and appreciation for it.
God tells us to live carefully because of the opportunities found in each moment. When Paul reminded us to “make the most of every opportunity” he used the Greek word “kairos.” This word can be translated “time,” but it more specifically refers to the qualities and gifts available in a moment of time.
All too often we allow our busyness, our preoccupation with personal problems and plans, and our focus on things that really don’t matter to get in the way of the opportunities in front of us. It might be an opportunity to encourage someone, send a quick note of thanks to someone, listen to someone, pray with someone, or help someone along the way. Opportunities are everywhere.
Slow down. Refocus. Live carefully. Discover the diving opportunities awaiting you in the moments of life!