I recently heard a comment by a sweet sister in Christ that I love and respect very much. When commenting about the opportunity to go to work the next day she said,
I get to get up and take my kids to school.
I get to go to work and earn a living to provide for my family.
I get to listen and comfort those who are hurting.
I get to clean my house, do the laundry, and change the oil in my car.
These are all opportunities that I need to be thankful for. These are opportunities to glorify God and perhaps make a difference in someone’s life.
Paul says in Colossians 4:5-6, “Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity. Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.”
If I am not setting a good example to those around me then I am not making the most of the opportunity. I get to conduct myself with wisdom.
If I am not watching what I say and being careful how I say it then I am not making the most of the opportunity to bring praise and honor to the God that I serve. I get to let my speech be with grace.
I want to…I need to… I have to… I get to… make the most of the opportunity!