When Opportunity Knocks, Answer The Door.

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Minsan akala natin palagi na for us to succeed we must have a brilliant idea or the ‘eureka’ moment. We write off those big problems na parang hindi yon ginagamit na Diyos para umangat ang ating buhay. Marami sa mga OFWs ngayon ang nag-abroad at nakipagsapalaran sa ibang bansa not because they like to leave their young kids and love ones. Pero pikit matang tumalikod sa pamilya dahil kung hindi pare-pareho silang maghihintay sa wala.

What do I mean? Minsan, kahirapan din ang magtutulak sa atin upang magsikap tayo. Kabiguan din ang magtuturo sa atin upang mag-ingat tayo sa susunod. Mga masasakit na salita ang magbibigay sa atin ng tapang upang lumaban tayo.

Tingnan mo sa David. Nautusan lang naman siya na magdala ng pagkain sa kanyang mga nakakatangdang kapatid na kasalukuyang nasa isang pakikipagdigma. Ngunit dahil napikon si David sa kanyang mga naririnig kay Goliath….puro takot naman mga batalyon ni Haring Saul, kaya siya na lang ang naglakas loob na labanan ang higante manlalait.

Minsan ganoon di ba? Wala namang choice kundi lumaban na lang tayo sa buhay? Either way, mamatay din lang eh. Mas maganda na may gawin kesa sa mamatay na lang ng hindi man lang lumaban, magbakasakali at subukan ang kapalaran.

Hindi naman ang alam ni David na talagang mananalo siya eh. Malakas lang ang loob niya dahil sinabi niya kasama niya ang Diyos ng Israel. Pero sa ating buhay, kahit sabihin man natin na kasama natin ang Diyos, marami sa atin ang natatakot pa rin. Diyos lang talaga ang nagpapalakas ng ating kalooban.

But I like what the Lord did in David’s life. God created a big opportunity for David. Nobody knew that that moment will become David’s turning point from being a shepherd boy to become a qualified king of Israel. Indeed, big troubles can become a game-changer. Yes, it may break us, but it could also make you to become great.

It is true that opportunity does not come on a gift-wrapped…you must take risk.

Palagi ko naalala ang sinabi ng bilyonaryo si Jack Ma:

“The worst people to serve are the poor people. Give them free, they think it’s a trap. Tell them it’s a small investment, they’ll say can’t earn much. Tell them to come in big, they’ll say no money. Tell them try new things, they’ll say no experience. Tell them it’s traditional business, they’ll say hard to do. Tell them it’s a new business model, they’ll say it’s MLM. Tell them to run a shop, they’ll say no freedom. Tell them run new business, they’ll say no expertise.

They do have some things in common:

They love to ask google, listen to friends who are as hopeless as them, they think more than an university professor and do less than a blind man.

Just ask them, what can they do. They won’t be able to answer you.

My conclusion:

Instead of your heart beats faster, why not you just act faster a bit; instead of just thinking about it, why not do something about it. Poor people fail because of one common behaviour:

Their Whole Life is About Waiting.”

That is true isn’t it? People are always for the right time and the best opportunity. Their whole life is spent on waiting. 😦 Soon they will grow cold and old and will lose the stamina to carry on. They will ask themselves why they did not make it big in life?

Next time when you see big problems, is it God making you like David to win big time? Remember that when the Lord anointed David to become the next king after Saul, God has to use a gigantic problem David has never seen and overcame in his life. In the same way, when problems are too big for us, God is preparing us for a big promotion, for a breakthrough of better life, for a better and brighter future. David would not have qualified  to be a king if he only killed small goat.

I once read: “Opportunities are like sun rises. If you wait too long, you miss them.”

God creates opportunities so we have the chance to prove our worth. They are not created for us to underestimate our capacity but for us to see what we have got and what we are made of.

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In the book of Judges 14:5, Samson did not realise how strong he was until a lion appeared. Minsan ganyan din sa buhay natin, we don’t know what we can until a difficult situation comes and we have to tackle head on because we don’t have a choice. Then we realise we have succeeded and sometimes ask ourselves, “how did I do it?” It is God who created that opportunity for you to know the power built inside of you. When opportunity knocks, answer the door.

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