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Five Minute Friday~~Opportunity

01/04/2013 - Author: Jennifer - 16 Comments

Every Friday, Lisa-Jo Baker over at Tales from a Gypsy Mama gives us a word and a challenge. To write for 5 minutes without abandon. It is fun and I encourage you to try it. Here we go! The word is…


The word can go down so many trails. You can have an opportunity to help others, to make friends, to go out of your comfort zone, but ignore them. Maybe it is fear, anger, resentment or knowing someone can do it better, so you say no.

You can also do bad–opportunity arrives to do bad, seek revenge. Those are the opportunities to pass up.

The opportunities to not pass up–the ones where you can serve. Ask forgiveness. Offer grace.

The opportunities I struggle with–the ones others get that I want. Lessons learned that I needed to be taught. If I open myself to what God wants to teach me, then jealousy can turn into gratefulness and happiness.

Those are the opportunities I can’t pass up. 

Be blessed:)

Five Minute Friday

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Discussion (16 Comments)

  1. great perspective! ‘The opportunities I struggle with–the ones others get that I want.’ – love the honesty here and can so relate…bless you heaps 🙂

    • So glad I am not alone Lizzzy. Thank you so much for stopping by and be blessed:)

  2. Jen, This is great! And I too struggle sometimes with others getting what I want. But I have to rely on the fact that God knows what’s best for me. Sort of like winning the lottery. I would love to have all that money but God doesn’t think it would be good for me! 😉 LOL

    • I hear ya! God knows what is best, even if I don’t always like it. Thank you so much for stopping by and be blessed:)

  3. Great perspective in five little minutes here. Thanks for the good thoughts!

  4. I hate to look back and think of opportunities missed – so I don’t (but I use to) – always good to look ahead… Bless You!

    • I do try to learn from mistakes made, but not dwell. sigh Thank you for your comment and be blessed:)

  5. some great honesty here! Thanks for sharing

  6. So precious, Jennifer! The opportunities to serve… I’m afraid I have passed those up way too many times by my own choice. That’s something that I’m trying to change in me this year!

  7. Yes, opportunities to serve, to be teachable, to encourage, to be humble. God stirs them up and we need only be obedient. Thanks for sharing this week. See ya next week for sure.

    • Thank you for stopping by. Looking forward to chatting next week. Be blessed:)

  8. The opportunities not to pass up – to serve…Yes! I want this too. I needed the reminder. I love your bravery to be to honest. And I look forward to chatting next week.

    • Thank you for your kind words and for stopping by. Looking forward to chatting next week. Be blessed:)

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