Sunday, May 13, 2012
Year of Opportunity
Earlier this year I Talked about this being the year of opportunity. I meant that for every area in your life. The year of opportunity to save more, to be better with handling your finances, the year of opportunity to grow as a believer, the year of opportunity to be a better wife, mother, sister, or daughter. Personally for me the year of opportunity is for my job, and my walk with God. We are almost half way through this year and I can tell you that I am still striving for the opportunities to be more than I can ever ask or think. My focus is on God and I know that when my focus is on him all other areas of my life will be worked out. The bible tells me in Matthew 6:33But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. NIV. I had to learn the hard way that in order for everything else in my life to work out or make sense I had to put him first. God gives us opportunities to grow in him. Sometimes that takes a little sacrificing , like giving up TV, giving up something we do instead of speaking that time with God but he promises to give us all we need, we just need to know what it is we need to do. We will never learn what we need to do to unlock what God has in store for us if we are not spending time trying to find out what we need to do. What opportunities have you been looking for? Does it include the kingdom of God? Does it include your personal relationship with him? These are some questions to ask yourself. For a long time I wondered why I was not getting an opportunity to teach when I know God had called me too. It seemed like my life was not headed anywhere in the direction to even start the dream. I was so miserable most of the time. I was not happy with my life because I know God has put something on the inside of me and I was not activated, i was stuck. Only until God allowed me to go through something ( Not cause it) But did not remove it from me as soon as I would liked him to because I needed to do the necessary things to unlock what we had for me. Finally when I replaced the things I was doing,and gave him that time, It was like a light bulb went off. In a year's time God opened up so may doors. I started being able to teach his word on a weekly basis, I had other opportunities to teach bible studies, he gave me the idea for this online Ministry. He gave me the idea for an online operation with my crafting gift that bless those in the nursing homes. I got Ordained as a Bible teacher and Minister. He did so much. My husband then became interested in Church and is now a faithful member of the congregation and is our sound technician. He attends bible study with me every Thursday, listen to music that is uplifting the Lord. God is so good! So I share my testimony to help you unlock the opportunity that God spoke over those who visit Beautiful Awakening. This is the Year of Opportunity.
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. NIV
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. KJV
Opportunity is out there. His plans for you are pure, clean, upright, and Holy. Speak what you need into the atmosphere.
For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be removed, and be cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he said shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he said. KJV
Steps to take:
1. Ask God how your calling and line up with your Job.
2. Tell him what opportunities you are looking for to grow.
3. Make sure that he is first. God is a jealous God and want to be first in your life.
4. Sacrifice is necessary. There will be something that need to be moved out of the way.
5. Be patient. God is hardly ever early, and Never late, but always on time!
6. When he get what you need to you give him the Glory! This show is all about him and he works things through us so that he can get the Glory. You were created for his Glory.
7. Pay it forward. Bless someone else with what he has done for you. Share like I have shared with you. We all go through things so that others can see that you made it with God's help and that with his strength they too can overcome and have whatever God has promised them. If you need prayer please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Minister Toccara Feliciano