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Friday, January 4, 2013

Creating Opportunity



I have it in my notes.  It’s written there scheduled for the 15th, but this isn’t the 15th it’s the 4th.  Opportunities!

As I focus this year on Create – every day, I have it written:
I want to create opportunities

What does that mean?  We are often given opportunities, but how are they created?  Is it just something that happens to happen?  Can it be made to happen?

I’m not sure where I was going with that word, but it seemed right to put the word on paper.  Am I going to make opportunities for my son to experience new things and to grow in wisdom and responsibility?

Do I want to give opportunities to others, to make a way for them to stretch and grow and reach in directions they haven’t turned to before?

Am I going to make opportunities for myself and this space?  Will I put myself out there in a way that new things appear on the horizon that had never been there before?

Opportunity – it is a word ripe with the unknown.  Will I approach it with trepidation or an eager best foot forward?

What opportunity did I just give myself by forgetting to start the timer and guesstimating how much time is left of my five minutes?

Big thanks must go out to Lisa-Jo this morning as she has given me another opportunity and prompt to create.  To reach out.  To connect with you.  Who knows what opportunity will come just by being faithful to an exercise that takes so little time, but has such big rewards!

TIME!
What opportunities have unexpectedly come your way?  Want to join in the writing fun?  Come join us here for Five Minute Friday.

10 comments:

  1. I love your focus on CREATING opportunity! Beautiful and encouraging!

    Thank you for stopping by and visiting my little corner this morning.

    ~The Mrs.

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    1. You are most welcome. So glad I found you and that you stopped by for a spell.

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  2. I love a blog full of questions! It seems so appropriate for this topic of opportunity! We won't be able to recognize opportunities if we're not asking these questions. So, seriously- I can't WAIT to see what God does in you (and through you and for you!) this year. And I love that you had already planned ahead. You are so organized! :) Love you bunches!

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    1. Funny, I need to print our your 5 tips post. Not sure if you noticed, but my other "planned" posts never happened. I was all set in my mind to write on passion - I just knew that would be the word. So much for being organized. :)

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  3. I am learning to ask God questions, with the obstacles I face, on how I can make see opportunity and potential in the middle of it all. Blessings!

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    1. Thank you! I need to remind myself to ask those same questions in the middle of all the difficult, glorious mundane. Blessings to you as well!

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  4. I love the thought of "creating" opportunities instead of just waiting for them to present themselves. I am excited to watch your year of creating. May all of your created opportunities be blessed!

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    1. Thanks. I'm excited to see what I'll have to look back on as the year progresses. Thanks for stopping in.

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  5. How encouraging! And inspiring. Plus I love that it's on Sunday because mine was too this week. I'm practicing grace on myself.

    Happy New Year Amy! Hope to see you soon!

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    1. Thanks! I actually wrote it Friday morning, but the linky was misbehaving and I forgot to check back. Glad I didn't. :) Loved yours, by the way. Hope to see you soon, too.

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