The Christian evangelist and author Leonard Ravenhill said, “The opportunity of a lifetime must be seized within the lifetime of the opportunity.”
It is difficult to believe that it has been nearly ten years since my son Chandler graduated from high school.
In the near decade since he crossed that high school stage he has attended college, gotten married, and with his amazing wife Erika they are raising three lovely girls.
It is difficult to believe how fast a decade can pass. How fast twenty years can pass, how fast a lifetime can pass.
In James 4:14, God reminds us how fast life really is when he tells us: Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.
God wants you to use your mist of time, and the gifts given to you to achieve the opportunities of your life within the lifetime of the opportunities.
What are the opportunities of your life that you have not fulfilled?
• Is it an unfulfilled educational opportunity?
• Is it an unfulfilled career opportunity?
• Is it an unfulfilled relationship, personal or leadership opportunity?
• Is it an unfulfilled opportunity regarding your health, your weight, lifestyle or some other situation?
According to the US Department of Health and Human Services the average life expectancy in the United States is 78.74 years.
Therefore, the question is this: “What are you doing with the opportunities of your life?”
God tells us in Mark 8:36: “For what shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”
Achievement of our opportunities are untimely shallow and lack meaning without a relationship with Jesus.
Neither money, nor success in business, nor a house, a car nor other material thing will give us the peace that will make achievement of our opportunities worthwhile.
Only Jesus can give us the peace, the courage and all the things needed to achieve the opportunities of our lives.
Turn your life over to Jesus and the opportunities of your heart and life will be achieved.
For with Jesus the opportunities of a lifetime will be seized within the lifetime of the opportunity.