On Fridays it’s always fun to join with the group over at The Gypsy Mama’s to write for five minutes on a word picked randomly by Lisa-Jo, THE Gypsy Mama. I’m off to write about “opportunity.” Won’t you join us?
Opportunity knocks! A phrase we’ve all heard before. But I like to look on it more often than not as God nudging, whispering, sitting on my shoulder.
It’s happened a lot lately. The phone ringing, a knock on my heart, the pull between home and travel. Receiving late night calls that your family needs you are never easy, but to throw your clothing in a suitcase and grab everything you might need for who knows how long sends your heart into double pulsing.
Last week was one of those weeks. And it ended not so well. But each time a call has come we’ve seized the opportunity to answer God’s call to help family. And just as things seem to be calming down and settling into a normal pace . . . . .
The phone rang. Yesterday. Our son and his wife were here for a short visit, and there was the clanging of the phone.
A young woman in our church was lining up fall workers for our LOGOS program. I’ve volunteered in LOGOS before but stepped down when the family needs stepped up. Would I like to sign up for this next year?
I paused. Took a long slow breath before I started to say, “No, not this year.” And then there it was . . . .
Opportunity! I paused a little longer. Offered up a quick prayer. I knew that subs were often needed to table parent and also to help in a short class time. Yes, God, I’ll seize that opportunity!
What did I just say? I said YES! I can’t pass up on one of His offered gifts to connect with others and tell His story, especially to young ones. Opportunities don’t come along all that often and should be seized when possible. You’ll receive something out of taking that next step out of your box!
If you hear me call and open the door, I’ll come right inand sit down to supper with you. . .”
(Could you pass up this opportunity?)
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