In our God-ordered world, nothing is random, accidental, or coincidental – everything is God-ordained! While driving along the highway in my four hours journey to my destination at Tom Price (mining town) yesterday, I asked the Lord to open my eyes to every opportunity He has determined for me in my visits with three Aboriginal communities.
My friends, God-determined opportunities are not sign-posted for the physical eye to see. If any have been determined by the Lord, we can’t hope to see them without the help of our resident, Holy Spirit. And we won’t see them if we don’t expect them to be present.
Luke tells us in Acts 3:12 … “Peter saw his opportunity and addressed the crowd …”. As a consequence of Peter seeing his opportunity … “many of the people who heard their message believed it, so that the number of believers totalled about five thousand men, not counting women and children” (Acts 4:4).
As long as I have prayed to the Lord, asking Him to open my eyes to see opportunities He has determined for me at the places I will visit today and tomorrow, then I will not be disappointed if I return ‘empty handed’ to my office at South Hedland.
With the Lord, I travel nowhere without possessing a spirit of expectation that I will see His opportunities, if He has determined any for me to seize.