Making the Most of Your Opportunities





 “15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.” (see Eph. 5:15-17)

 

Notice in vs. 16 of this Christian devotional the urging to make the most of every opportunity. All of us have the same 24 hours a day and seven days a week to work with. The difference is a matter of time management.

 

The Bible urges us to make the most of every opportunity. This includes doing the best that we can with what we have. If you only have 10-15 to clean up, make the most of the opportunity. If you only have a few minutes periodically with your children or grandchildren, make the most of those opportunities.

 

Nothing is gained by complaining about the time that you wish you had. Make this the day that you make the most of the opportunities that you have.

 

Self-Examination

 

1. On a scale of one to five, where five means great, how well are you doing with “making the most of the opportunities that you have”?

 

2. What will you work on TODAY to help you do better or continue to do great in this area?

 

Prayer

Great and awesome God, the One who designs the opportunities of my life, it is to You that I pray. Thank You for trusting me with the opportunities that are before me. I confess that I have been tempted to complain about what I don’t have, instead of being thankful for what I do have. Please forgive me and help me to make the most of the opportunities that I have. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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