Opportunity??????????? This might not be the first word that comes to mind in this time.
These “opportunities” were not the ones listed on the to do list or in the planner, but wow! We have been given the opportunity to be at home.
given the opportunity to see the morning a little different
given the opportunity to learn something new like “zoom”
given the opportunity to look into Scripture to see what God says
given the opportunity to see your neighbors out walking more than ususal
given the opportunity to be flexible
given the opportunity to see your children more
given the opportunity to laugh at a Tik Tok video with your college kid
given the opportunity to cover things in prayer usually not prayed
given the opportunity to reflect on the gift of life
given the opportunity to consider how we want to live going forward
given the opportunity to wake up to global effects
given the opportunity to reflect on feelings about being told to stay home
The gift of opportunity may have come in a package that was quite unrecognizable at first. Even as it arrived, fear seemed to be the wrapping paper, taped with anxiety. Clarity appeared to be no where in sight, but a deep breath, prayer and reflections have changed the perspectives of many. Look now though! A little more calm has come and people are reaching out to serve one another. More attention given to government, and consideration of how to be the best citizen now graces conversations.
I truly believe God is giving us the opportunity to receive the gift of”slow down and turn to him”. His way is not hurry & rush. He is patient. He is generous. He is merciful. He He is kind. He is loving. He desires the best for us. He is giving us the gift to turn back to him and his ways!
What opportunities have you found?
I would love to hear what opportunity you have seen around you! What gifts of opportunity have you found? Let’s share this with each other in the comments, helping each other discover hope, strengthening faith and receiving opportunity.