Make The Most Of Every Opportunity You Get

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Ephesians 5:11-16 in the Message Bible:

 “Don't waste your time on useless work, mere busywork, the barren pursuits of darkness. Expose these things for the sham they are. It's a scandal when people waste their lives on things they must do in the darkness where no one will see. Rip the cover off those frauds and see how attractive they look in the light of Christ.

“Wake up from your sleep, Climb out of your coffins; Christ will show you the light!  So watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get. These are desperate times!” Ephesians 5:11-16 MSG

The New Living Translation tells us in verse 16 to make the most of every opportunity we get.

All of my life, I’ve heard people talk about ‘when opportunity comes knocking.’

When opportunity comes knocking, you still have to get up and go answer the door.

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

Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them. Orison Marden

Learn everything you can, any time you can, from anyone you can - there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did.

I will prepare and some day my chance will come.  Abraham Lincoln

As you seize opportunities. . .there will be opposition. . .the enemy does not want you to succeed.

Paul said in 1 Corinthians 16:9 in the Message Bible”

“A huge door of opportunity for good work has opened up here. (There is also mushrooming opposition).”

But in every crisis. . .you can find opportunity.

President John F. Kennedy once said:

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters-one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.

“Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.”  James 1:2 NLT

If you wait for opportunity you will always be just one of the crowd. . .seize the initiative today.