Sunday, January 6, 2013

Opportunity Knocks

It was 10 p.m. on Friday night when I finally sat down with my laptop to start the Five Minute Friday writing prompt. The word for this week was “opportunity,” and I had some good ideas that I just had to get down on paper. 

That’s when my teenage daughter and her friend bounced into the room with a pile of games.

“Will you play games with us, Mom?” she asked. 

I glanced at my screen and decided this opportunity - the one that offered a connection with my daughter and her friend - was the one worth taking. Writing could wait. 

They say opportunity only knocks once. 

I disagree.

Opportunity knocks every hour, every minute, every second of our lives. 

Sometimes we answer. Sometimes we ignore it. 

But the opportunities are always there. Waiting. 

Opportunities to put others before ourselves. To play with our kids instead of work. To look into the eyes of a hurting stranger and offer a smile. To choose forgiveness and overlook an offense. To pray with our families and discuss things that matter. To laugh and make memories.

We have over 8,600 hours' worth of opportunities ahead of us in 2013. What will you do with the opportunities set before you?

“So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days.” Ephesians 5:15-16

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