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October 16th, 2007

Seizing Opportunities

What does the abundant life look like in the 21st Century? How can the follower of Christ maximize the time granted on planet earth? 

“Be very careful, then, how you live–not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” Eph 5:15-16 (NIV)

Step 1: Walk circumspectly. Be alert to the reality of your environment. Be aware of your surroundings. Pay close attention.

“Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.” 1 Tim 4:16 (NIV)

Step 2: Detect evil. Recognize that the days are evil. Satan pushes his agenda and mobilizes his demonic activity.

“Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”1 Peter 5:8 (NIV)

Step 3: Make the most of every opportunity. Every moment matters. So, make every moment count. Sometimes the opportunities we miss are the interruptions God permits.

“His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” 2 Peter 1:3 (NIV)

What adjustments do you need to make in your attitude and in your actions in order to seize the moments God gives you?

Pursuing God,

Stephen Trammell
Pastor of Leadership and Pastoral Care

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Tuesday, October 16th, 2007 at 1:00 am
Category Seizing Opportunities.
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