When Isaac was ready to give his generational blessing to his son, Esau the eldest didn’t understand the dynamics of the opportunity before him. Jacob the young one knew how important that opportunity was and he ran off with the blessing.
Every opportunity has a definite life time. It’s starts on a particular day, hour and moment and will certainly end on a particular day hour and moment. Opportunities don’t last forever. They come and go, some times without warning. We must therefore engage our minds and spirits to be accurate about the lifetime of the opportunities we can seize so that we go about the business quick enough and maximise the opportunity.
There are many opportunities before you during this season and I have to warn you that they will not last for ever. Get working to lockdown the opportunities you have before they time out.
SCRIPTURE READING: Genesis 27:30-37 Now it happened, as soon as Isaac had finished blessing Jacob, and Jacob had scarcely gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting. He also had made savory food, and brought it to his father, and said to his father, “Let my father arise and eat of his son’s game, that your soul may bless me.” And his father Isaac said to him, “Who are you?” So he said, “I am your son, your firstborn, Esau.” Then Isaac trembled exceedingly, and said, “Who? Where [is] the one who hunted game and brought it to me? I ate all of it before you came, and I have blessed him—and indeed he shall be blessed.” When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with an exceedingly great and bitter cry, and said to his father, “Bless me—me also, O my father!” But he said, “Your brother came with deceit and has taken away your blessing.” And Esau said, “Is he not rightly named Jacob? For he has supplanted me these two times. He took away my birthright, and now look, he has taken away my blessing!” And he said, “Have you not reserved a blessing for me?” Then Isaac answered and said to Esau, “Indeed I have made him your master, and all his brethren I have given to him as servants; with grain and wine I have sustained him. What shall I do now for you, my son?”
DEVOTION PRAYER: Heavenly Father, my heart is overwhelmed by Your glorious riches in Christ. I’m ready to partake of all that You have placed before me, Hallelujah!