Acting On Opportunities

“There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them.”
1 Corinthians 12:4

God has given each of us a destiny to fulfill! What’s great is that God also gives us the abilities we need to do whatever is necessary to fulfill his plan. We each have different talents and desires, but we all should work for one common goal.

God provides us with opportunities and we have a responsibility to do our best with every opportunity God brings into our lives. It is up to us to act—we are His hands and feet!

I’ve noticed in my life that I am most blessed when I have answered the call and acted on the opportunities God provided. However, there also have been times when I felt God tugging me to take action, but I ignored it or didn’t act. Later I wonder “what if?” What if I had acted– could I have made a difference? Would things have changed? What blessing did I miss out on? Did somebody not hear about Jesus because of my inaction?

Let us not become insensitive to God’s calling on our lives or the opportunities He has given us! The God who created us wants to use us to bless others—will you let Him?

Questions & Applications

Are the desires of my heart in agreement with Gods plan for me? Will I take action, or just sit on the sidelines and watch? Am I daily seeking to follow the path I know God has laid out for me?


God, thank you for creating me with specific gifts and abilities. Would you reveal to me opportunities in which I can really make a big difference for You? Work through me to love other people today. Amen.