The Power of Opportunity

The opportunity is the only blessing that allows a man to release hidden potential, because if the potential is not released, it can lead to frustrations.
The Power of Opportunities
The Power of Opportunities

Potential is what carries the potency or the power to become but has not yet come into existence or sight, it is a set of circumstances that make it possible to do something. If any human potential is not exposed to its full ability, reserved power, untapped strength, etc., it will only exist in possibility and wishful thinking, which can lead to frustration and depression.

Over the course of my life, I’ve learned that, in this life, the fastest man by the standards of the world might not necessarily be the fastest man. The fastest man might be in the remotest part of the world, running across the grasslands hunting for his next meal. And the sad part is that man may leave this earth and never know that he was its fastest and greatest athlete.

How is this so? These men and women do not have the opportunity.

In this article, I will spend time sharing the power of opportunity and how much hidden human potential can be tapped into given the right opportunities.

How to Get Ready for an Opportunity

What is the hope of waiting for the harvest if you skip the planting season? This is similar to failing to prepare while waiting for the right opportunities to present themselves. When you miss your planting season, you’ve lost the potency of the expected harvest in that season.

“The opportunity of a lifetime must be seized within the lifetime of the opportunity.”

Leonard Ravenhill

It is much better to be prepared and not have the opportunity than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.

The best thing to do while waiting for opportunities is to prepare. You might ask, “How can I prepare if I don’t know what the future holds?” Fair point.

When preparing for your future, don’t think of the future as a single point. Prepare for different scenarios that can happen.

You can’t prepare for opportunities on the way to meet them. Because there are no announced opportunities. They come like thieves. No one knows what time or day they will knock on your door. Always be ready when an opportunity comes, and cease it. One Roman philosopher, Lucius Annaeus Seneca, once said, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

What to do when presented with an opportunity?

You should never underestimate or downplay the power of opportunity, and you should never take lightly the man or woman who gives you the slightest chance to express your potential.

The reason why some people miss out on their opportunities is because they ignore this simple but powerful principle.

Respect every beginning and the man who gives an opportunity to you, by doing everything you are tasked to do as though it is the greatest task you will ever perform.

Opportunities cannot be postponed or procrastinated, therefore, learn to take any slight chance and run with it. Every time an opportunity knocks on your door, grab it with speed and run with it. Opportunity is not for the passive who sit idly waiting for something to happen.

We all have the ability to express our potential through the power of opportunity.

God has not designed for you to have too much in you and yet not have the platform to express it.

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