Colossians 4:2-6 (NIV)
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
In our lives we are given many opportunities – some we will take and others which we will turn away from.
Have you wondered where those opportunities are coming from? Well I can tell you, they are all a direct result of God. God presents us each with many opportunities. He designed each one specifically for us, some He knows we will accept without question, others which He knows we will require us to trust Him to help us mak the most of the opportunity we’re presented with.
Whatever that opportunity, the choice is ours whether we accept or reject it. However all the opportunities God presents to us are ones He knows are best for us, so I’d urge you to accept each opportunity presented to you with open arms, as God will help you make the most of the opportunity if you just ask Him to.
Opportunity’s Doors by Robert Hedrick
I remember some of the doors of opportunity God has opened for me,
Then I unknowingly reached out and closed them all rather selfishly.
Losing my chance to exalt the name of Jesus to some who needed to hear,
About a Savior that loves them and someday soon, He is going to appear.
At this point in my life I realize how important each opportunity can be,
In helping others to accept Jesus instead of facing a most tragic eternity.
Explaining God’s plan of salvation as He puts them within my reach,
Wherever I may be, either high on a mountain or down on a sandy beach.
The bible tells me that the harvest is ready however the laborers are few,
Then this is my signal that there is plenty of work out there for me to do.
Be ready to witness to others at any time wherever God may see fit to lead,
And then to keep each one in my prayers daily that has a spiritual need.
Now when God opens those doors of opportunity I intend to walk on through,
To be very faithful in witnessing for Him as I know He created me to do.
For there was a time someone else had an opportunity performing it well,
Whenever they witnessed to me leading me away from the gates of hell.