An Opportunity I Will Have To Miss

Everyone is looking for ways to balance their busy lives. We have so many things tugging at us as 21st century busy women. And as school starts, life can feel like a frantic rat race. We have to sift through the good to make room for the best. This is a lesson that I am still learning.

I was recently given the opportunity to do something that I was very excited about doing.  It is something I have a passion for, enjoy doing and  is a good thing. I wrestled with it, knowing that just because it is a good thing, does not mean it is the best thing for me and my family right now.

My youngest little "opportunity."

I love this quote from Elisabeth George.

“We must say no, not only to things wrong and sinful, but to things pleasant, profitable and good, which would hinder and clog our grand duties and our chief work.”

Sometimes we get excited about the big, exciting “opportunities” in life.

But life is not made up of the big, red letter days.

Our real opportunities are where we are everyday.

They are serving those who we see on a daily basis. Your testimony should be of a life well lived– an “others” focused life– even when it feels mundane. Your opportunity is to honor God with your day, today. ( even if  nobody else sees what we did all day! God sees!!)

What big opportunities have you passed up in order to focus on the little opportunities that are in front of you every day? Do you believe that God sees all of the deeds that you have done in secret, and that He will reward you openly someday?

 

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2 comments

  1. Zina says:

    Thank you so much for your encouragement in this area. I struggle with this as well. “Even if noone else sees…God sees” I found this thought especially uplifting. I need to keep my eyes on Jesus…the author and finisher of my faith!

  2. I’ve had moments like that, where something comes up and I barrel down the road to it – but I’ve learned to pull myself up and say, “Is God in this? Does He want me to do this?” I’ve learned to recognize that little feeling inside -and when I listen to it – I have a much sweeter experience. Thanks for reminding me today – I got a feeling I need to listen closely in the next few weeks!