Seize the Opportunity
by: Ellene Meece
Back in the 1990s a board game came out called Cash Flow. It was about calculating business opportunities and making decisions to bring multiple streams of revenue to the player. Of course, along the way there were uncalculated circumstances and pitfalls.
The overall objective was to teach the player that, in spite of these surprises, to have the courage to take a calculated risk when an opportunity card presented itself. Most likely that opportunity would never be drawn again from the deck of cards.
Spiritually, the same applies. We have been given a deck of opportunity cards paid for by Jesus Christ. The time is NOW. No more delaying our God dreams. No more waiting for the perfect set of circumstances to step out on what has already been provided. No more forgetting to appreciate the people in our lives . . . the gifts that have been given to us. No more being deceived that rich opportunities come to us with a loud trumpet blast when sometimes they are presented softly.
Colossians 2: 6-7 in the Message gives profound advice, "My counsel for you is simple and straightforward: Just go ahead with what you've been given. You received Christ Jesus, the Master; now live Him. You're deeply rooted in Him. You're well constructed upon Him. You know your way around the faith. NOW do what you've been taught. School's out; quit studying the subject and start living it! And let your living spill over into thanksgiving."
We often hear people say, "When my ship comes in . . ." Or, "Someday I'll be in a position to do this or that . . ." The truth is, you have received Christ Jesus and everything that pertains to life and godliness . . . so opportunities abound now!
Stop everything at this moment and make a list of the things you plan to do someday.
This may not be your list, but you get the idea. Then, today begin checking them off one by one . . . participating in the God life you've been called to . . . now!
✓ Play a game with my kids/grandkids
✓ Call my friend who just lost her husband
✓ RSVP "YES" to the family reunion I always put off until next time
✓ Write the outline to the book that's in me
✓ Start the Bible study that's been in my heart
✓ Take the first step into making my hobby into a business opportunity
✓ Forgive that person who offended me
✓ Sign up for that educational class online
✓ Tell my co-worker today that I appreciate her
Colossians 4:5 Amplified, "Behave yourselves wisely . . . making the very most of the time and seizing the opportunity."
Ellene Meece lives in Meeker, Colorado and works with her husband in their natural resource company while running her own online store, Grandma's Treasures Online. Currently, she oversees the marketing for the FMIN Workplace Leaders Network.
thank you very much am very happy for the message,God bless you
by: Albert Mangapi
WE WOULD like to work with you>mark :3:35
A.L.F.I in congo kinshasa and MISSION VICTORY AFRICA FLAME
DEAR PASTOR , we are looking for pastors for the speakers volonteurs
conferences of November 2012 in kinshasa drc. please
if you can come come speakers. for the glory of our lord jesus christ.we come near you to solicit your participation in the conference have predicatror and Crusades to Be Held from 11 to 18 NOVEMBER 2012 to kinshasa.
Here We Have invitations Attached year.
May the Lord Bless you.
by: pastor alain mapuata tshombe
That's wonderful. We appreciate your talent. Praying for you. Paul & Claudine
by: Paul & Claudine