Luke 21:10-13
10 Then he said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11 There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven. 12 But before all this they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors for my name’s sake. 13 This will be your opportunity to bear witness.
God has a unique idea of what an opportunity looks like! When I see wars, conflict, natural disasters, persecutions, and oppression…I generally don’t think of it as an opportunity.
The opportunity that God defines in these verses is not an opportunity for self-gain and self-acclaim…rather these times of crisis are opportunities to testify to the power of God.
When things are going well, I enjoy telling people about what’s happening. When my tasks are running smoothly, or I made good progress on a project, I don’t have any problem telling people about how well things are going for me.
Times of crisis are another story! When the car breaks down, or someone treats me unfairly, or an unforeseen bill arrives in the mail, or an ungodly leader makes a decision which negatively affects me…I don’t tend to see those moments as ‘opportunities’ at all.
This verse reminds me that if my goal is to point people to the Savior, then opportunities are to be found in every situation and every season. When my goal is to show people how strong He is, then the moments when my own strength runs out become open doors to tell people about the God who is faithful and strong.
This week, I choose to look for the ‘God Opportunities’ in every situation…so that He would receive the glory that He is due.
God, thank you for your goodness and your faithfulness! Help me to see the ‘God Opportunities’ each day, and not miss a chance to tell someone of your power and your faithfulness.

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