I keep hearing people say. . .I’m just looking for the right opportunity.

More often than not. . .most people aren’t looking for an opportunity. . .they’re waiting for it to knock on the door and say “here I am.”

It doesn’t work that way.

Thomas Edison, the inventor, once said:

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

Sometimes an opportunity is right before us but we’ve been so blinded by our circumstances that we can’t see the obvious.

God promised Abraham and Sarah a son.  After a number of years, Sarah decided she was going to help God.  So Sarah gave Hagar, her hand maiden, to Abraham and she bore Ishmael, a son.

After that, there was trouble in the tents.  In fact, Sarah asked Abraham to kick Hagar and Ishmael out of the camp.

 Have you ever started a project, assignment or job with a sudden burst of enthusiasm only to be slowed down by the first obstacle and stopped short of your goal by continual obstacles?

Congratulations, you’re average.  But you don’t have to stay that way.  Those who rise above the crowd are the ones who go the extra mile while others are relaxing in front of the TV.

The strength of a person’s character and drive to success is determined by whether or not they can finish what they started.

Employees who complete the task are more highly valued than those who, though they make a valiant effort, nevertheless, fail to complete the project.

The One by whom our every effort, thought and action should be measured. . . was a finisher.  Should we be any less?

John 4:34 in the New Living Translation says:

“Then Jesus explained: “My nourishment comes from doing the will of God, who sent me, and from finishing his work.”

Not only was Jesus a finisher but he made us that way as well.

10.  Never ever get discouraged when you don’t see the immediate manifestation of God’s promises to you.

  9.  Don’t go inviting trouble into your life by the words you speak. Job 3:25

  8.  Any problem God allows you to see…He will enlighten and empower you to solve.

  7.  If you’re a high value target of the enemy…it means he knows you’re valuable to and for the Kingdom of God.

  6.  The joy of the Lord gives us the ability to look beyond today’s circumstances to a better tomorrow…based on His promises.

Here are the Top 5 Rich Thoughts Nuggets of the week.

  5.  Looking in the rear view mirror at opportunities you have missed...may cause you to overlook possibilities in your future.

  4.  Praying for you to think like you've never thought. Do what you've never done...be what you've never been all for His glory.          

  3.  If you don’t give up. . .failure is nothing more than the opportunity to learn a new way to do something.

  2.  Don't talk about it...do it! “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.” Bruce Lee

 # 1 Rich Thoughts Nugget you selected is:

  1.  There are times to speak up and times to shut up…discerning the difference will increase the length of our lives. Prov 13:3

Words from Harold and Bev

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Harold Herring

Never let your circumstances define your destiny.  Rather create the circumstances that will assure your destiny.

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Bev Herring

Never allow anyone other than God to determine your worth and value.