The Law of Opportunity part1





Just so ya know, this is how it works, there are times in everyones life that are ripe for planting to insure that the season of harvesting in your life is available to you! “You can win if you want to and lose if you wish!” Plainly speaking, “ We all have a story to tell.”





Hosea 10:12-15 The Message (MSG) Matthew 5:44–45 James 4:17 you have often heard me remind you to break up the fallow ground. fallow in meaning the ground that we’ve allowed to lie dormant or desolate and haven’t put in the work for real growth. Hosea 10:12-15 The Message (MSG) 11-15 Ephraim was a trained heifer that loved to thresh. Passing by and seeing her strong, sleek neck, I wanted to harness Ephraim, Put Ephraim to work in the fields— Judah plowing, Jacob harrowing: Sow righteousness, reap love. It’s time to till the ready earth, it’s time to dig in with God, Until he arrives with righteousness ripe for harvest. But instead you plowed wicked ways, reaped a crop of evil and ate a salad of lies. You thought you could do it all on your own, flush with weapons and manpower. But the volcano of war will erupt among your people. All your defense posts will be leveled As viciously as king Shalman leveled the town of Beth-arba, When mothers and their babies were smashed on the rocks. That’s what’s ahead for you, you so-called people of God, because of your off-the-charts evil. Some morning you’re going to wake up and find Israel, king and kingdom, a blank—nothing. Let’s look at the next scripture: Your Father in heaven . . . causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. Matthew 5:44–45 Just so ya know, this is how it works, there are times in everyones life that are ripe for planting to insure that the season of harvesting in your life is available to you! “You can win if you want to and lose if you wish!” Plainly speaking, “ We all have a story to tell.” Most of us have lived through hardships and can tell stories about missed opportunity or become relished in the good ole glory days, however I want you to take home with you today that this is where the rewriting of those kind of stories begins. Something Wirth remembering is that some folks are happy with where they are and that’s o.k you dont need to change. However if you are not O.K. then seize this moment to begin to live rather than preparing to die and live life in an everlasting hell!” To him that know to do well beloved! James 4:17 The Message (MSG) 16-17 As it is, you are full of your grandiose selves. All such vaunting self-importance is evil. In fact, if you know the right thing to do and don’t do it, that, for you, is evil. God never promised us a rose garden. He did however intend that all that desired a rose on their tables could have them!” We will not all share the same types of harvest but everyone that plants in the field will receive a just reward. All opportunities are not the same but there are plenty of them! Successful harvesting depends on a number of different facets. Life provides us with the kind of seeds that will create prosperity for all of us. Win Place or Show. Explanation; The bettor selects a single horse to Win, Place or Show (finish in first, second or third) in the race. What you have to know to win as a believer is that there are only three horse in the race, The Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit. Remember you gave up all control of the race you are just the rider! Happiness, as many say, is not a matter of circumstances but of how you deal with the circumstances you are given. Life throws all kinds of curve balls. We as people are targets of circumstance. We are sometimes given privilege to foreseeable outcomes and others that are not so predictable. The best that one can do is learn how to play the hands that are dealt to you. Hence, your success doesn’t depend on the number of chances you get but on the ones you take. It is useless to compare yourself with others in terms of how lucky or unfortunate you are. That won’t change a thing. We all have to play the hand we are dealt in life. You must move from where you are to where you want to be. For that, you have to be willing to pay the price and expend the time and the effort necessary to get there. King Solomon is widely regarded as the wisest man who ever lived. The Bible says that God granted Solomon “a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be” (1 Kings 3:12). In Solomon’s biblical book of Ecclesiastes, he writes, “All share a common destiny—the righteous and the wicked, the good and the bad, the clean and the unclean, those who offer sacrifices and those who do not. As it is with the good, so with the sinful; as it is with those who take oaths, so with those who are afraid to take them” (9:2). Exciting and mysterious but always surprising things happen to everyone in life. The strongest doesn’t always win, and the cleverest doesn’t always become rich. Again, Solomon says, “The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all” (Eccles. 9:11). We can observe that Solomon’s statement is true: time and opportunity come to all. Whoever wins the race wins the medal. To the victor go the spoils. Therefore, success will come to those who, when their own time and chance happen, make the most of their opportunities. Jesus also spoke of the Law of Opportunity. He illustrated this spiritual law through the following story: Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash. (Matt. 7:24–27) The rain, the floods, and the winds affect everyone, but some have sound foundations and structures and others do not. Some roll their sleeves up and drill in stone, while others prefer the ease of building on sand. This is a product of the Law of Sowing, which says that we reap what we sow, as we are going to see later. Some lay solid foundations and they remain secure. Yet the Law of Opportunity was also in effect, since all had the chance to build and the rain fell on all of them. These teachings of Solomon and Jesus warn us that bad weather, crises, calamities, opportunities, and changes in scenario affect everyone. Some will have the emotional, intellectual, financial, and relational foundations to weather the storms; others will not. The sun rises and the rain falls on everyone. Some are prepared for it and others are not. What about you? Are you ready to deal with the surprises life throws at you? At the beginning of the twentieth century, Andrew Carnegie hired Napoleon Hill to study the common ground of successful people. Hill spent over twenty years researching the lives of the most successful men of his time. He studied over sixteen thousand rich and powerful people in order to discover what they had in common. Among those he studied were the five hundred most important millionaires at that time, including Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Henry Ford, Elmer Gates, Theodore Roosevelt, George Eastman, Woodrow Wilson, and John D. Rockefeller. The results of Hill’s research were summarized in 1937 in a book titled Think and Grow Rich . The book was submitted to the analysis of bankers, businesspersons, and university professors in order to correct or eliminate information lacking practical, scientific, or economic basis. Not a single modification was proposed.