I look at this picture and I see two women who were divinely placed in my life a decade ago. They have been impactful and influential leaders for me, and have grown to be dear friends and confidants. God has been abundantly lavish in His provision of amazing people in my life.
I also see an open door, with bright lights to greet upon entry, and action being taken to walk through the door. This is a picture of the choice we get to make everyday, in fact every moment: Look for the opportunity. See the door. Take action. I have grown to embrace the truth that every moment is an opportunity. Every.single.moment. With each breath we take, set before us is the choice of…
- seeing opportunities or obstacles
- thoughts that lead to life, or those that lead to destruction
- moments to take action or cave to the lie of procrastination that promises it will be easier tomorrow
- acknowledging, affirming and praising or remaining silent
- being present in the moment or keep scrolling
- getting out of bed or hitting snooze
- choosing gratitude for what has been provided or anxiety about what you do not have
- And the list goes on and on.
Isn’t it amazing that we GET to choose?! We have the free will and privilege to choose! We create the life we expect through our thoughts and choices. It is easy to default to thinking our circumstances are out of our control or that we have been dealt the wrong cards. And although we all have situations we did not choose, for the most part, our lives are exactly what we have created them to be and only we can take responsibility for that. Even in the deep darkness of what we did not choose, we still have a choice. The part that is confusing is that we all have an abundance of both opportunities AND obstacles. I have so many opportunities and I have so many obstacles. So do you. Obstacles are big and ugly and loud and usually easy to see. It takes a trained, developed, wise and astute eye to search for and find the opportunities, often hidden behind the big, ugly, obnoxious obstacles.
Back to the picture. Those wide open doors with bright lights on the other side are EVERYWHERE. Every moment brings with it an open door and bright lights. Pause for a minute to embrace that. Every.single.moment. In my darkest hours, filled with the burden of anxiety and the confusion of life, I can still choose to see grace for another day to live and provision of more than I need. Grace and provision: there’s the open door with bright lights I can choose to walk through. Or not. It’s my choice. One leads to life, the other to destruction.
What gifts of opportunity are hidden behind your ugly obstacles? Look for them. They are there. Where are your open doors and bright lights? I promise you have more than you realize. Look for them. Find them. And walk through.
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