Friday, January 4, 2013

Opportunity to Bless

Five Minute Friday

 

On Fridays, I love to stretch myself by participating in Lisa-Jo's 5 minute Friday blog party.  Lisa-Jo gives us a word and we write for 5 minutes, writing from the heart, and not doing endless revisions of what we have written.  Just plain and simple off-the-cuff writing.  Visit her at her blog, Lisa-Jo Baker: tales from a Gypsy Mama, if you would like to participate.

Today's word is: 

OPPORTUNITY

I looked up the word opportunity.  It means a favorable circumstance.  In other words, a chance to do something good.  Most people think of a chance to do something good for themselves, but I remembered this scripture:

Galatians 6:10

Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.

I've got to admit that I don't often go looking for a chance to do something good for my fellow believers. But why not?  After all, these are the people with whom I will be spending eternity.

I often let opportunities pass me by.  I just don't think ahead.  In 2013, I want to work on that.  First, I want to have my eyes open to possibilities. 

Secondly, may I not waste time thinking of reasons not to do things, but, instead go ahead and ACT!

STOP



 

5 comments:

fruitfulwords said...

I love your take on this, Jerralea. I also want to be on the look out for opportunities.

That is one reason I joined the Creative Pay It Forward. I want to make the opportunity to bless 5 folks. @ of the people are young mommies. I will gift them a mommy devotional that I bought several years ago as gifts (or ???) and for some reason never did anything with them.

Cathy said...

Very good thoughts on Opportunities. Yes...let us do good to those in the Body of Christ! :)

LB said...

I'm here from Lisa Jo's blog. I agree, I need to act much more than I actually do. So many opportunities pass me by!! Thanks for sharing!

Floral Blossoms said...

Good thoughts.

jennifer anderson said...

happy new year Jerralea! and bless you!