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Many people are pining away about the lack of something in their life. If you listen closely to their complaining, you’ll usually hear them express frustrations and jealousies about others who seem to have more opportunities than them.
While it’s true that life isn’t always fair, and some people get a head start on success, there’s another truth we shouldn’t miss. There are great opportunities in front of you now. You don’t need to look farther than the responsibilities on your plate. Every responsibility in your life actually represents opportunities to improve your future and the future of others.
The Old Testament personality David teaches us this lesson. There was a day that he found himself on a battlefield. He had been sent there to deliver food to his brothers serving in Israel’s military. When he arrived, David saw something that no other Israelite soldier saw. When the Philistine giant, Goliath appeared on the hillside, taunting Israel’s army, David saw a great opportunity. While performing his responsibilities, David saw opportunities.
Take a look at David’s perspective, 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?’”
David made his intentions clear to King Saul, 1 Samuel 17:32 (NIV) “David said to Saul, ‘Let no one lose heart on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him.’”
You know the story. David went against Goliath, defeated and destroyed him. It was not only a great day for David, but it was also a great day for Israel. It was also a day that brought honor to God.
All this happened because, in the midst of doing what his dad asked him to do, David saw an opportunity.
Let’s stop whining about what we feel is a lack of opportunity. Look for the opportunities amid your current responsibilities. There are giants waiting to be defeated, and victories waiting to be won!