Make Every Moment Count: Seizing Opportunities in God's Timing

Jeremiah 46:17
They did cry there, Pharaoh king of Egypt is but a noise; he hath passed the time appointed.

Opportunities come and go according to God’s divine timetable. However, it is up to us to make the most of every opportunity that comes our way! Ephesians 5:16 admonishes us to redeem the time, “because the days are evil.” The word “redeeming” in this verse means figuratively to rescue from loss, so as to improve opportunity! In other words, we are to seize every moment that we have so as to maximize its influence! The reason is simple; that moment may never come again.

It should be our prayer today that we would not be found having passed our time appointed without so much as one thing to show for it. Many are the wasted opportunities which have come and gone, but yet if you’re still breathing today, I believe God would say to you even as was said to His church in Rev. 3:2, “Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain…”

The truth is, yesterday is gone and tomorrow is not here yet, so all we have is right now. What are we doing in this moment of time to make it count for Christ? It is not the Lord’s will for us to end our days wondering what could have been had we seized every moment.

Perhaps the greatest thieves of what could have been and what is yet to be are doubt and fear. First, we doubt that our efforts would really make that much of a difference, and secondly we fear that the risk of failure is too great for the taking. However, we must realize that God calls us to a life of faith! He propels us into the unknown, requiring only that we trust Him for the best outcome! We must understand that the only real risk is that of taking none.

When we do, that is the very moment we can begin to realize the power of seizing each moment! Too many Christians are paralyzed, and thereby rendered powerless, because of the fear of the unknown and the doubts that permeate their minds. We MUST overcome our fears and doubts with the promises of the Word of God, and begin to believe and trust Him to make our way prosperous as we begin to take action in pursuing our destiny!

What is it that God has called you to do? What then are you waiting on? If you are waiting for your friends to applaud you or your enemies to surrender, then you will never get it done! Today I say, Go for it! Take advantage of the time you are given. Do what you can today, and God will do the rest!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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