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Opportunities: How To Easily Attract Them Now

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Key Verse: Ephesians 5:16, Take advantage of every opportunity, because these are evil times.

What Is An opportunity?

Opportunity is from the Latin word “Opportunitas”, which means to move toward a port or harbor. In the context of people, business, and society, it means moving towards your goals. Opportunities are everywhere and readily available for everyone to get a hold of, so what are you waiting for? We miss opportunities in life because of a lack of discipline, and we are also not available.

Did you know that when one opportunity closes, many more are open, but the reason you don’t see them is that you are too focused on that one door that closed, and as a result, you lose focus? Sometimes we need someone whom we respect to hold our hand and show us where these opportunities are.

Many people are willing to do the bare minimum and are not willing to go the extra mile. Many of us are willing to attend church just because it’s our Christian duty and not because we want to forge a good relationship with the Father so that we can see what lies beyond that relationship.

Ways Of Receiving Opportunities

1. Window Receivers

“I will… open the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it” (Malachi 3:10)

These are people who already see the opportunity through a window of opportunity, whether physically or spiritually. Once they see these opportunities, they start a process of trying to get this window to open so that they can receive what they saw through that same window. That is why God asked Abram what he could see through God’s window (Genesis 13:14–17). Also, you remember the story of Elisha trying to receive the mantle of Elijah. Elijah basically said to Elisha that if you can see through my spiritual window and see what I see, then you can have a part of that too (2 Kings 2:10).

The reason there are very few window-receivers of opportunities is that most people’s vision is beclouded with doubt and unbelief, and they fear what they see; hence, they can’t receive it. They believe that “It’s better to be safe than sorry.

2. Door opener Receivers.

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“…knock and the door will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7)

These are people who are willing to receive an opportunity by faith; they don’t even need to see it first before they can go after it. They believe before they see; in short, they are willing to take a risk. They will throw anything at the door until it opens. Some are even willing to break down the door if necessary because they believe that beyond the door lies their opportunity. Most of the things you do in life, you don’t know where they will lead you, but you can’t know until you take the first step of knocking on that door. So, learn to take the risk, and the rest will take care of itself.

3. Lucky Chancer receivers

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According to Ecclesiastes 9:11, these kinds of people do nothing to aid the process, but they just flow with the wind and accept the outcome of events. Sometimes things go their way, and other times they don’t. According to Isaiah 60:1-2, we are called to arise and shine in this dark age, so instead of seeing darkness around you, try to bring light where there was despair and hope where the situation was hopeless. By so doing, you will find yourself focusing more on the opportunities that are around you than the darkness that surrounds you.

When we find ourselves in these dark situations (challenges), we should be looking for the whereabouts of the switch (opportunities) so that we can bring light into those situations. Don’t join the club of those who believe that all the opportunities were taken by certain families, people, and countries, and there is nothing left for them to enjoy. No! No! That is wrong as long as we live, there are more challenges to solve or overcome and behind every challenge lies an opportunity. Remember that the more challenges you are willing to solve, the more doors of opportunities will open to you.

Brethren don’t say, “Why were the old days better than these?” For it is not wise to ask such questions.” (Ecclesiastes 7:10), remember the best days are ahead of you and the best things too. Opportunity happens all the time. Always have a mindset that behind every dark cloud lies a silver lining. So your duty is to go past these dark clouds and reach this silver lining. If you want to succeed position yourself as a challenge remover or a problem solver and the world will be at your doorstep to offer you the opportunity at a cost.

How Can You Identify These Opportunities?

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Opportunities come hidden in different packaging and sizes so only those who can identify them can benefit from them. So, to identify them you need to ask yourself a few questions:

1. In my community is there a problem that needs solving? This could be a spiritual or physical e.g. a rat problem

2. Has anyone tried to solve this problem or challenge?

3. Were they successful and to what degree?

4. If they were not successful according to you do you have a better way of solving this challenge?

5. Can you prove why you are the real deal to solve this challenge?

6. Is your way of solving this challenge simple, affordable, and reliable?

7. Do I need to collaborate with someone else to help in solving this challenge?

8. Joshua 1:8 Read books, articles, and papers on the subject.

We must learn to avoid saying we can’t because there is a way you can (Luke 1:37)

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.— Thomas Edison. I wonder what opportunities are surrounding you that you are failing to see? So for today just slow down and stop, and really look around you. You might be amazed at what you are missing that is right beside you.

God is not unjust. He can’t discriminate. He gives many opportunities to every one of us. Are we ready? Many times, we are not. When we step up the ladder, we have to leave the lower step to get on the upper step. Are we ready to do so? Do we fear faltering or falling down? We fear losing the status quo. We fear change.

When I got my first job, I had to leave home, my parents, and my familiar environment. I had to venture into the unknown. Smart people will always find the opportunities that the rest of us fail to recognize.

Pastor Nathaniel.

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