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Give me an opportunity! People complain about, beg for, are jealous of others—all because of their feelings about opportunities.
What is an opportunity? Webster defines it as “a good chance for advancement or progress.” Opportunities are moments in time, when if recognized and seized, take our lives forward.
Why do so many people feel frustrated about their opportunities? They are blind to them! They don’t recognize them when they show up. Why? Because they look different than we expected.
Opportunities—the best opportunities in life—come dressed up as a challenge, problems to solve, purposeful work we can do, or battles we’re willing to fight.
This was the situation with the Old Testament character David. When he showed up on the battlefield, Goliath was intimidating Israel’s army. David saw what others couldn’t or wouldn’t see. He saw an opportunity! How do we know? Look at the question he asked in 1 Samuel 17:26 (NIV) “David asked the men standing near him, ‘What will be done for the man who kills this Philistine and removes this disgrace from Israel? Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?’”
Dealing with this giant was an opportunity to glorify God and advance his future. He was wise enough to see his opportunity dressed as a challenge!
What opportunities are you overlooking that may be the key to your future? Don’t look for blessings falling from the sky. Look for work, challenges, and problems you can put your hand to!