Those who know me know that I am a big fan of audiobooks. Recently I have been listening to Chase the Lion and it has been dropping some more good stuff. I know that many of my blog posts lately have had a similar theme, possibly because this is the area where I am learning the most myself as God is working in me.
At the end of our lives our greatest regret will be the God-ordained opportunities we left on the table.
I don’t know about you but when I heard this, I stopped, paused the book. If I had been reading the book, I might have closed the cover and set it down because it hit truly to the heart. How often have I left God-ordained opportunities on the table because I was too afraid to speak up or say something. When I look back, I have 20/20 vision for the God-ordained opportunities that at the time I could not see were from God. What about you?
God gives us opportunities to be His hands and feet here on Earth constantly but so often we think that someone else should do it. It is like we say “Here I am send him.” Does anyone else think like this or tell that to God? Luckily we are in great company, we see in the Bible heroes of the faith that also said not me God, Moses tried to tell God he couldn’t save his people because he had a speech impediment right? God gave him a support to do it and allowed someone else to be the voice but I wonder, was that a missed opportunity on Moses’ behalf. What would have happened if he had gone before the Pharaoh on God’s behalf and spoke? What would that have looked like later as far as leadership? Yes, even if we miss the opportunity, God will still move and He can use someone else but we miss out on the experience.
So today, I encourage you to be aware of the opportunities that God is placing before you and chase the lion. Also I encourage you to read Chase the Lion by Mark Batterson. Click the image to purchase.