Opportunities (Part 1)

What He opens, no one can close; and what He closes, no one can open. I know all the things you do, and I have opened a door for you that no one can close. -Revelation 3:7-8

Does it ever seem that some people take an escalator up the “ladder of success”? It just seems so easy for them.While others just can’t get anything to work for them and they never make any progress? They don’t have any luck and they go around in circles for years and never take steps towards achieving their dreams? While the other people appear to have so much favor and get promoted again and again. The people not making any progress think: This just isn’t fair! They always get promoted, always have things going their way, and nothing good ever happens for me!

What if I told you it was fair? What if I told you I had a scripture that proves that verse to be true? Here:

29For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him.                                                                                                                  -Matthew 25:29

It is a Biblical principle that those who have will be given more and will be promoted and those who don’t have will have things taken away. You may be thinking that’s not fair, I thought God doesn’t play favorites? He doesn’t! The Bible is clear that He is not a respector of people – what He’ll do for one – He’ll do for another.

However, it is entirely up to YOU what you recieve from God and what you accomplish for Him here on earth. You’re going to have to do something with what He’s given you. I’m convinced that people that seem to be excelling in life are people that do something with what God’s given them and so God knows He is able to give them more. While people who never have things going their way are aren’t doing what they’re supposed to be doing with what they’ve been given.

I want to take a few days and talk about opportunities and faithfulness . . .  it’s my hope that by the end you’ll be on your way to excelling in life by taking advantage of the opportunities God has sitting right in front of you!


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