A pessimist always complains about the noise when opportunity knocks.
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The Lord has rewarded us with another day of opportunities. I count the day good when I can roll out of bed. I call the day great after I struggle up off the floor after I roll out of bed. What a great day today and so many opportunities the Lord gives us to witness to others about our Savior. We are given great opportunities to tell others of our church and invite them to come worship with us. At the mall or at the store, opportunities abound. At breakfast or at work our influence and the Word can draw others. Let us use this day as an opportunity to witness.
Galatians 6:9, 10
“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith,” Galatians 6:9, 10.
God has given believers a distinct opportunity in this life. He has given us an opportunity to make a difference in the world around us. We do this by doing “good” (verse 10). When sin entered this world, there was no good that came with it. If there is ever going to be any lasting goodness that comes to this earth, it will be the result of God working through His people.
The world needs the goodness of Christ, and it needs the followers of God. It needs you and me. As this verse states, we cannot grow weary when it comes to well doing. Yes, there is reward waiting for the believers that do good, but there is also benefit in this life. Like light penetrating darkness, our good deeds shine bright in a gloomy world.
This “opportunity” that is mentioned in verse 10 is not just speaking of occasional moments when we have a chance to do good. The Greek word here refers to a distinctive period of time. That period of time is the life of a believer. Our life on this earth is the specific season that God has given us to make a difference through our “well doing” (verse 9). Our lifetime is our opportunity to do good.
We must make a priority of doing good. Our goodness should be towards those around us, but even more, we must show goodness towards those who are also a part of “the household of faith” (verse 10).
JUST A THOUGHT
Are you using your opportunity to do good?
There is great joy in knowing the love of Christ. How often we allow our days to be hum-drum and boring when Christ has made available a tremendous overflowing river of joy to us. Our eyes are covered with scales that blind us to the wonderful things around us. We see, only meanness and evil around us because that is where we cast our eyes. We never see the opportunities.
My prayers have changed recently because I became knowledgable to my blindness. My prayers now include this phrase – “Lord, put opportunity in front of me so that I can do nothing but stumble over it and thereby recognize that joy full occasion to witness of you and to witness the great things you do.
Lord, may I stumble more each and every day.