Are you working on gaining the awareness to consciously “see” the hidden opportunities that are in your life at this very moment? Or are you ‘playing it “safe” and doing the same things you have always done in life and getting the same results you’ve always gotten?
Perhaps you’ve heard the story of the man caught in a flood who had a deep faith in God. As the flood waters rose, his neighbors told him, “You have to leave, the flood is going to wash everything away.”
Calmly, the man replied, “It’s not a problem, God will save me.”
As the waters continued to rise to the second floor of the man’s house, a boat came by with rescuers. They said, “Quickly, get in, the flood is going to wash everything away.”
Again the man replied, “It’s not a problem, God will save me.”
As the flood worsened, the man was forced to climb onto the roof of his home. A helicopter came, threw down a ladder and the rescuers said, “Climb up. The flood is about to wash everything away.”
One more time, the man said, “It’s not a problem, God will save me.”
Finally, the flood washed everything away, and the man drowned.
When he reached heaven, he saw God. The first thing he asked was, “Lord, I was so certain you would save me, what happened?”
Very perplexed, God said to the man, “I just don’t know, I sent neighbors, a boat and a helicopter to save you.” Will you be like the man in the flood who simply could not ‘see’ the life-changing opportunities in front of him, or are you ready to begin looking with a new set of eyes at your life and uncover the many opportunities that are swirling all around you at this very moment?
Opportunity is always present, at all times, in everyone’s life…IF you choose to look for it, recognize it, and act on it.
Author of story unknown.