“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
Opportunities to succeed are all around you but you need faith in order to see them. Optimistic people learn through trial and error to make the necessary adjustments in life in order to seize the opportunities before them. These individuals also demonstrate determination in order to overcome the obstacles that confront them refusing to accept defeat as their consolation prize in the arena of life. As Churchill points out, “The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
Life is presenting us with the choice to press forward and win or withdraw and accept defeat. Your greatest victories are right in front of you. Likewise, with those great victories will come great opposition to keep you from experiencing those victories. However John writes,
“For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.(1 John 5:4)”
In Christ you are born to win and anything thought that is contrary to this privilege must be rejected from your thinking and your speech. Learn to see as God sees, think like He thinks and get God’s results. When Adam sinned in Genesis, all Adam could see was difficulty, but God saw opportunity which is why through out the bible he is constantly affirming his plan for mankind even though difficulty after difficulty arises. Finally our opportunity was perfectly unfolded in Jesus Christ. Through Paul we learn,
“For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live]. The Amplified Bible. (1987). (Eph 2:10).”
Accept Jesus today because opportunity is knocking will you answer?
Steve Tolbert is an emerging revivalist who is passionate about drawing people closer to God.