Topic: The Importance of Converting Opportunity to Possibility
[Seeds of Destiny 5 August 2019 Devotional]
Endeavour to turn every opportunity to possibility with the mind-set of making impact, not income.
Scripture: He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich. Proverbs 10:4
Thought For The Day: Endeavour to turn every opportunity to possibility with the mind-set of making impact, not income.
Many years ago, a young man who was a mechanic based in Onitsha decided to travel to the Northern part of Nigeria at the end of the civil war in the early 70s, but when he reached Otukpo in Benue state, he decided to settle there because he found an opportunity. At that time, Otukpo as a town had many transporters who had Lorries and buses for their transportation business. In those days, when a vehicle’s engine knocked, the owner would go ahead and buy a brand new engine; they did not know that vehicle engines once knocked could be repaired until the man from the East came into the city. He made it known to the people that vehicle engines are repairable. He picked the first engine, repaired it, and when they asked him the cost of repair, he said, ‘This is not for money, use the engine first.’ When they fixed the engine on the vehicle, it was working perfectly. Immediately, the people realised that they had been wasting their money on new engines and decided to take their knocked and abandoned engines to the man for repair. The man became established in that land as a master mechanic. Not too long after, he opened a spare parts store. The last time I heard about him, he was already a millionaire, an importer of tractors from Europe. He was financially settled because he located an opportunity, turned the opportunity to possibility and from possibility to destiny.
Beloved, my counsel is, endeavour to turn every opportunity to possibility with the mind-set of making impact, not income, and income will automatically locate you.
Remember this: Endeavour to turn every opportunity to possibility with the mind-set of making impact, not income.
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1. Place impact ahead of income in everything you do.
Be diligent in whatsoever you do.
2. Look out for opportunities to change lives for God.
Prayer: Lord, I receive the grace to be diligent in my work. Let impact be my focus in life, Lord in Jesus’ Name.
Daily Bible Reading: Ezra 1:1 to 2:70, 1 Corinthians 1:18 to 2:5, Psalm 27:7 to 14, Proverbs 20:22 to 23