How do you look at life and the many daily decisions you have to make? Do you merely view them as an obligation that must be fulfilled, or do you see untapped opportunity just waiting around the corner? How you answer that question will greatly determine your happiness both today and in the days to come.
You see, obligation carries with it a connotation of negativity. I “have to” work to make money, or I “have to”spend time with my children so they won’t misbehave, or I “have to” go to church because it’s Sunday morning and I’m expected to be there. On the other hand, opportunity is primarily positive and brimming with possibility. I get to get up today and enjoy another day that God has blessed me with. I have the chance to go to work and make a difference while earning a living. I get to enjoy the time spent with my family and they bring me great delight. I have the privilege to serve a loving God and be used for his purposes so looking forward to worshipping him is a pleasure.
“When you focus on problems, you have more problems. When you focus on possibilities, you’ll have more opportunities.”
What will it be for you today? Are you going to allow your mind to dwell on all the opportunities waiting right around the corner? You’ll be surprised at how many of them there really are!