Everything we come across is an opportunity. The situations and circumstances we encounter. The wealth and possessions we accumulate. The gifts and talents we discover. The knowledge we gain. The wisdom bestowed upon us.
We spend so much time trying to attain More. We imagine our struggles are a result of lacking quantity. If only we had more money, a better job, a different relationship. If only we lived in a city with more to do (or less to do). We waste so much time fantasizing about what we don’t have. What we do have is being hoarded on a shelf, ignored and unused, lacking in gratitude and mobility.
Scripture says we have all we need for righteousness. The good life is not about what you have or how much you have. It is about what you do with the opportunities in front of you.
When we are faithful with opportunities, there is a compounding effect on our lives. It leads to more opportunity. This does not necessarily mean more wealth, more stuff, or perfect circumstances. It means we are entrusted with opportunities to teach and influence others, to serve and care, to engage in meaningful relationships.
The true riches of the Kingdom are not the things we have but the opportunity to steward those things to celebrate Christ and His Kingdom.
“He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much. Therefore if you have not been faithful in the use of unrighteous wealth, who will entrust the true riches to you?”
– Luke 16:10-11