Galatians 6:10- So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.
Hey! I was thinking for my first post I should pick a topic that is relevant to why I'm even doing this, and the word opportunity was a perfect fit.
In the entire chapter of Galatians 6, Paul is telling us what a life in Christ should look like, including gentleness, bearing each others burdens, and staying humble. He goes on to say that we should not waste our time on Earth and we should take the opportunities presented before us to do good. In the description of this verse, it says that our main focus should be to serve others.
The first thing that I, personally, got out of this verse is that God opens and closes doors, which sounds like a totally cliche comment, but in John 10:7, Jesus says, "...I am the door of the sheep," which means that He literally is the door that opens and closes on certain opportunities. I know that in my life, there have been a lot of things I wish I could have done differently and said differently, but the door closed on those opportunities, only to lead me to new ones that God specifically planned for my life, and that's the same with everyone. God ordains certain instances that will far surpass any "great" plan you had in mind, and will turn out to be so much better than the first opportunity you thought was perfect.
The second point that I pulled from this was that God has given us abilities that are a perfect opportunity in themselves. The reality is that our specific talents are to be used to glorify God, hence why God granted them to us in the first place. This verse specifically says to use opportunities to do good, to share Christ, and the reason that this is so relevant as my first post is because writing has always been my passion, and I'm able to work on my skill as well as share Christ with it.
The last thing I wanted to point out was this- while we have the opportunity, use it. A person who has a passion to play violin doesn't wait ten years to pick one up, neither does a singer never touch a microphone. We have the opportunity to share Christ, and to do "good", and serve others right now. So, that's my opening message, and my whole goal. I want to share Christ while I have the opportunity to do so, and while the door is totally open to people who are looking for Him.
That was my first shot at trying this blog thing out, haha. I pray it brings hope :)