Seek the Truth with all your heart.
There is opportunity in adversity.
GOD opens doors in the midst of trouble, as well as in answer to prayer; but we need to exercise the initiative to recognize the door, and to walk through it.
Necessity is the mother of invention, so it also creates opportunity.
The changes which GOD introduces, can be gradual, fast, or radically sudden. The timing we might be hoping for may not be GOD’s timing. However GOD knows best, and even if the change is at the very last minute, GOD knows why. We eventually realize that GOD knew best after all. If HE does not answer, then HE has a reason, the answer to which might be “Do nothing.”
GOD can deliver you from trials and tribulations, but only according to HIS will.
Shaking off your problems and refusing to allow them to govern you and weigh you down, enables you to gain altitude in seeking and finding answers.
Pursuing opportunities requires persistence.
Galatians 6:9-10 ‘Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.’
Ephesians 5:15-17 ‘Be very careful, then, how you live, not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.’
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.
Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”
John Calvin Coolidge Jr. (4-7-1872 – 5-1-1933) A Republican lawyer from Vermont, who was the 30th President of the United States (1923–1929).
The following qualities could also be kept in mind:
Perseverance - Patience - Resolution - Commitment - Concentration - Conscientiousness - Consistency - Focus - Vision - Single-mindedness - Sacrificial devotion.
Theodore Roosevelt said:
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust, sweat, and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error, resistance, and shortcoming; but to the man who actually strives to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, and the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory, nor defeat.”