Make the Most of Every Opportunity

BE VERY CAREFUL, THEN, HOW YOU LIVE—NOT AS UNWISE BUT AS WISE, MAKING THE MOST OF EVERY OPPORTUNITY, BECAUSE THE DAYS ARE EVIL
(Ephesians 5:15-16).

I bless you to be very careful how you live.  Make the most of every opportunity…every task…every incident. Set your mind on what God’s Spirit desires, through His Divine Nature, and not on what the father-of-lies desires, through the sinful nature.

THOSE WHO LIVE ACCORDING TO THE SINFUL NATURE HAVE THEIR MINDS SET ON WHAT THAT NATURE DESIRES; BUT THOSE WHO LIVE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SPIRIT HAVE THEIR MINDS SET ON WHAT THE SPIRIT DESIRES
(Romans 8:5).

You need to understand that it is during all the ordinary little conversations that you have the chance to make the most of every opportunity. It is during your regular daily tasks that you have the choice to either set your mind on what the father-of-lies desires for your life, through his sinful nature, or what the Holy Spirit desires for your life, through His Divine Nature.

 MAN IS NOT FULLY CONDITIONED AND DETERMINED BUT RATHER DETERMINES HIMSELF WHETHER HE GIVES IN TO CONDITIONS OR STAND UP TO THEM.
(Victor E. Frankl)

Grasp that to “live in accordance with the Spirit” is a moment-by-moment opportunity.  This does not only apply to the big incidences of crises and chaos in your life, but to the little daily happenings: the simple assignments…the basic chores…the ordinary errands.

FOR FROM HIM AND THROUGH HIM AND TO HIM ARE ALL THINGS. TO HIM BE THE GLORY FOREVER!
(Romans 11:36).

I bless you to live FROM God, THROUGH God, and TO God during your daily errands—when the disappointment, confusion, and frustration strike—because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

BECAUSE THOSE WHO ARE LED BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD ARE SONS OF GOD
(Romans 8:14).

 How do you make the most of every opportunity, every day?

PRAYER: Lord Jesus, remind me to submit the little moments of each day to You: the moments of disappointment…the moments of loneliness…the moments of fear.  May I live FROM You, THROUGH You, and TO You, during each moment, and so make the most of every opportunity.

Maintain an Awareness

Obedient surrender consists of three steps: EMBRACING, EXPOSING, and giving permission to be EXCHANGED.

The Two Counsels

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