Opportunity is always knocking
We live in the land of opportunity, but we often miss the
most important ones.
Think about your daily routine. You start your day at the
gym, surrounded by people. Do you put on headphones and distance yourself from
It’s time to cook dinner, but your cupboards are bare. You
head to the supermarket and, again, find yourself surrounded by people. Do you
rush through the store, brushing past everyone to get in and out in five
When we’re out in public, we expect to see people … and we
do what it takes to avoid eye contact. But avoiding eye contact is evading an
We are called and mandated by God to spread the message of
the gospel. And to ensure our success, He has filled us with the power of the
Of course, God doesn’t expect you to lead every person you
meet through the salvation prayer and to the baptism in the Holy Spirit.
Rather, we each contribute an element, according to God’s direction, to bring
that person to Christ.
One plants the seed, another waters it, and God increases
it. This requires no special skill or training. God will use each of us where
we are, utilizing the gifts He has already placed in us. And He will make
something out of our efforts.
Now imagine the possibilities. Knowing God is in control, we
can share the gospel without fear of failure.
Suddenly, we’re drawn to the same people we used to ignore
because we know we have something they need. We are free to be purpose-driven
and focused on our task to reach every soul in America with the gospel.
Don’t let another day of missed opportunities pass you by.
Zollie L. Smith Jr.
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