Deeper Day 274: Making 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. Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always give thanks to God the Father for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:17-20

I believe that every day is an opportunity. What will you do with each one? Some days call for rest, others are full of the bustle of work and life. Some days begin with calm and end in hurry. Each day, we get to choose.

Beginning each day in the peaceful Presence of God, is the best way to make the most of it. When we present the day to God and ask Him to prioritize each task, then we discover a very different tempo. I know I’ve mentioned parts of this before, but it is a lesson that never gets old. We must learn how to step back from busyness and allow the Prince of peace to guide our every step.

As the scripture above states, we should live wisely and make the most of every opportunity because the days are evil. We must understand what the Lord’s will is also. The only way to know that will is to be in His Presence and allow Him the opportunity to speak to us. If we never stop long enough to hear His voice, then we are much more likely to be filled with anxiety as we watch our own plans crumble. Remember what God said about that too?…

But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of His heart through all generations.                Psalm 33:11

In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps. Proverbs 16:9

The season has shifted, and I believe making the most of every opportunity is more important than ever. We must begin to seek opportunities to share the Truth, to share the gospel. We must train ourselves up in how to share God with others. You can even practice sharing the good news out loud at home. Look at yourself in the mirror and witness to yourself. Something great will happen, if you try this…one, you will learn how to more boldly share God’s promise without stumbling over your own words. Second, you will be testifying to your own spirit. It may seem (and feel) strange at first, but you can’t help but be encouraged by sharing the good news, even to your own reflection.  

Prayer Moment: God, teach me how to clearly share the gospel of truth. Lord, lead me to those whose hearts are ready to receive this truth. Help me to never be intimidated or scared to share You with others. Embolden me and refine me to lead others into Your kingdom. The world needs You God, help me to partner with You every day and in every way. In Jesus’ name, Amen.