Open Our Eyes
Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life. We robotically go through the motions, get up, go to work, go home, repeat. It can become this vicious cycle where when we finally sit back and take inventory of our lives, we wonder what good we have done in the short lives we’ve been given. How can God use me when I’m so busy? Have you ever thought that? Well, the truth is no matter who we are, we have the potential to live a meaningful life and add value to others every single day!
It’s remarkable to me how often I can go about my day and miss the opportunities that God has put right in front of me. Opportunities to help someone in need. Opportunities to encourage someone who’s having a bad day. Opportunities to invite someone to church with me. They are literally right in front of me. Everyday! And I often miss them! I’m so often living my life with tunnel vision not realizing the potential to be used by God all around me.
I’ve realized that God wants to use me all of the time, wherever I go. There’s so much need all around me if I would just open my eyes to it.
As I’m reminded of this reality I’ve determined that I’m going to get better being more aware and noticing those opportunities. It’s going to take a conscious effort and an intentional focus on my part to be open to the prompting of the Holy Spirit throughout my day. To listen to his guiding voice. To see people and situations differently.
So if you’re like me and want to be used more by God to make a difference, choose to start being more aware. Ask God to guide you throughout your day. Ask him to show you the opportunities all around you because He wants to use you!!! Let’s not live our lives unaware of all the needs around us, but let’s choose to be aware and be making a difference. What exciting opportunities there are!
“Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.”
Colossians 4:5 NIV
“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”
Galatians 6:10 NIV