Your Window of Opportunity
I’m convinced that God often gives us opportunities that appear insignificant, but, when taken advantage of, lead to significant blessing.
These windows of opportunity are often accompanied by the gentle voice of the Holy Spirit, opening our eyes to a situation and prompting us to take action.
Philip sensed such an opportunity in Acts 8:29.
Then the Spirit said to Philip, “Go up and join this chariot.” (Acts 8:29 NASB)
Philip could have easily talked himself out of this prompting. Why would such a high ranking person in this chariot listen to the words that Philip would say? And, for that matter, what would Philip even say? How do you start a conversation with a foreign official in a chariot?
Sometimes the Holy Spirit shows us opportunities that, at first, seem either silly or daunting. But, what do we really have to lose?
Striking up a conversation doesn’t have to be stressful. In fact, if you focus more on the other person than you do on your own feelings and fears, you’ll be just fine.
This week you will have some opportunities to speak on behalf of God. Just remember – God loves that person, and He wants to minister to them through you. Be willing to walk by faith and watch what God does!!