“But now be strong, Zerubbabel,” declares the Lord. “Be strong, Joshua son of Jozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land,” declares the Lord, “and work. For I am with you,” declares the Lord Almighty. “This is what I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt. And my Spirit remains among you. Do not fear.” (Haggai 2:4–5, NIV)
Opportunity is one of the greatest blessings that can be given to a person. Whenever we have opportunity to do something that advances the kingdom of God, we want to take advantage of it. Sometimes we have only one opportunity to do something; we never know if the same opportunity will come by again. It takes discernment provided to us by the Holy Spirit to know what opportunities are coming to us from the hand of God.
The Lord tells us to be strong and to work, for he is with us in our endeavors. We don’t need to be afraid of failure, he promises to be with us. His Spirit gives us the capacity, the talent, and the treasure, if needed, to accomplish his purposes.
We do not want to miss out on the opportunities he offers. The return of Jesus Christ may happen at any time.
Today, ask yourself:
How am I taking advantage of the opportunities God is giving me to help advance his kingdom?