Last night my wife Carla stepped up for our co-ed softball team. We were going to be short on players, and even though she had not played in years she was willing to give it a shot.
Her shining moment came in the second inning when she put the ball in play, and drove in a run!!! I was so proud of her. Not just of her RBI, but of her willingness to take a risk and put herself out there.
Honestly, most of the time my tendency is the exact opposite. I often refuse to take risks, to put myself out there. Sometimes it stems from a lack of courage, and other times its a lack of self confidence.
Either way it makes me wonder what great experiences that I’ve missed, or am missing because of a failure to seize the opportunities that God has placed in my path.
Paul put it like this in Ephesians 5, ” 15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity…” [TNIV]
What opportunities do you need to make the most of?