Seizing Your God-Given Opportunities

Marie worked at a small restaurant near Los Angeles. She waited on tables, cooked cleaned, basically did it all. One day her boss, the owner, said that more and more customers were requesting desserts. At that time the restaurant didn’t offer any. The boss told Marie she had to come in earlier to make desserts every morning. Joel Osteen: It's Your Time book read.

Her first reaction was frustration.

I already work hard enough, she thought. This is not fair.

But instead of getting bitter, Marie decided to accept the new duty as a challenge. She set her sights on creating the best desserts she possibly could.

Marie’s pies caught on. Customers loved them. In fact, people came to the restaurant just to have a piece of her pie. Her pies became so popular Marie decided to open her own pie company.

She took a step of faith and things quickly fell into place. Eventually, Marie Callender’s company had 110 restaurants and an entire line of frozen pies and entrees sold in supermarkets!

It doesn’t matter where you are right now; God has moments of favor for you, too. You may not be able to figure it out, but that’s okay. That’s not your job. Your job is to believe. God’s already figured it out.

You may have suffered some bad breaks. You may have tried and failed. Now you may be sitting on the sidelines of life, not expecting anything good. Shake off that defeated mentality. Rise up and say, “This is a new day. It may not have happened in the past, but it will happen someday. I know God has moments of favor coming my way!”

It’s time to believe.

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