Five Minute Friday: Opportunity

FMF is back! and here’s the first one of the brand spanking new year!!!



Doesn’t that word just fairly shout itself out loud? Just looking at it makes me want to grab it and run!

Paul instructs us to make the most of every opportunity because the days are evil, calling us to be wise in Ephesians 5.  He knew what would be facing us in our day. Are we, in wisdom, grasping opportunity when it shows up? Do we declare the Goodness of the Lord; do we share what He has done for us; do we make the most of every opportunity we are given? 

It comes on silent feet, you know. Quietly it arrives in the middle of a conversation, after an outburst, at the bedside, in a storm of tears. You don’t notice its arrival, but there it is, right there in front of you, before you know it. And… if you don’t grasp it – it’s gone in a flash, the blink of an eye! Because the days are evil. And opportunities are fleeting…

Be wise, girls. Be wise. Make the most of every opportunity!

Ding. Time’s up.


Five Minute Friday: Opportunity

Opportunity. Does it really knock? Seems we are always looking for it. Or talking about one. It is the stuff that can make or break dreams. It can open doors for something new. We cry when we don’t have it. We are exhilarated when it comes to our door. In the Word we are told to make the most of every opportunity because the days are evil (Ephesians 5:16).  So what are we waiting for? We can find our opportunity in the everyday things of this world to make the most of by pointing them back to the Glory of the Father. A kindness in the grocery to the mom with the baby who’s crying in the check out line, the meal you take to the neighbor who’s just lost his wife, the note you write to your child’s teacher at the end of the year; all of these everyday things are an opportunity to be Jesus to them.  There art thou happy. Ding.