The different seasons of life seem like different things to different people. The things that excite one group don’t make sense to another. What others see as problems are actually great blessings to others. So where one individual sees calamity another might as well see opportunity. The major issue here is the fact that opportunity doesn’t come with a big sign that says opportunity. Most times it comes disguised as hard work clothed in sweat, tears and blood. God grants us various seasons for different reasons so we can work with what He gives us to move us to where He has predestined for us.
Every season of life simply defines the natural and spiritual atmosphere. Our understanding and interpretation of that atmosphere opens our hearts and eyes to see things that others would normally not see. So when it is raining, the farmer sees the perfect opportunity to plant seed. The child wants to play in the rain, while the city wants to harvest this rain for the coming dry months. Obviously many more consider the rain an opportunity to rest and enjoy some couch time while to some it’s a total waste of time and life. Your perspective is the key to unlocking your opportunities.
Opportunity is lurking in every season and situation. In the challenges, the difficulties, the joys, the blessings and all the good things happening around you today. There is an opportunity to make things better, to change your world, to change your tomorrow, to learn, grow, improve and become that outstanding gem you have always wanted to become. Refuse to look at life from the best or worst case scenario but rather from available opportunity scenario. What are the possibilities? What can you do to make a difference? Where can you move to from here? What’s the best you can make with what you have? Life may have thrown you lots of lemons lately, have you made some lemon juice? What about lemon cake? You can sit back and complain about all this lemon or decide to become the king of lemon, making all kinds of beautiful things from all these lemons of life. Opportunity is lurking! Reach out and grab it!
SCRIPTURE READING: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (Message Bible) There’s an opportune time to do things, a right time for everything on the earth: A right time for birth and another for death, A right time to plant and another to reap, A right time to kill and another to heal, A right time to destroy and another to construct, A right time to cry and another to laugh, A right time to lament and another to cheer, A right time to make love and another to abstain, A right time to embrace and another to part, A right time to search and another to count your losses, A right time to hold on and another to let go, A right time to rip out and another to mend, A right time to shut up and another to speak up, A right time to love and another to hate, A right time to wage war and another to make peace.
DEVOTION PRAYER: Heavenly Father, I thank you for granting me the opportunity to grow and become a better person in Jesus name amen.