Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. Colossians 4:5-6 (NIV)
Doors Of Opportunity
Do you want to live the life that I have called you to live? Do you want to make the wisest use of your time? Do you want to live a life that is attractive to others? Do you want to have opportunities to be used by me? Do you want to be able to bear fruit for my kingdom and bring glory to my name? Yes, I want to be used by you. I want to live the life that you have called me to live. I don’t want to waste one second of my life. I want to live a life that is attractive to others. I want to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. That’s very good.
What will help or hinder these desires being fulfilled in my life? That is a very good question. Nothing will waste your time more than acting foolishly and speaking gracelessly. No one is attracted to foolish actions and graceless words. Nothing will hinder your ability to bear fruit for my kingdom and bring glory to my name than acting foolishly and speaking gracelessly. I want to live wisely and speak graciously. Living wisely and speaking graciously will stand out in the word. People are drawn to wise actions and gracious words. Wise actions and gracious words will open doors of opportunity to you. People will want to know why you are wise and gracious. They will want to know the source of your wisdom and graciousness. On my own I cannot act wisely and speak gracious. Wisdom and grace are not in me. Why do you say that? So often, I have acted foolishly and spoken gracelessly. To act wisely and speak graciously, I will need your help. Yes, you will. Humbly coming to me to admit that you need my wisdom and grace is the beginning of wisdom. Relying on yourself is a continuation of foolishness. Relying on yourself for wisdom and grace is a big waste of your time. I’m sure of that. That’s very good.
I will guide you to act wisely as you rely on me. I will give you words of wisdom to speak as you rely on me. As you act wisely and speak graciously you will make the most of your time. Your life will not go to waste. People will be drawn to me through your life as you act wisely and speak graciously. I will use your life to bear fruit for my kingdom and bring glory to my name as you act wisely and speak graciously. That is what I want. That is what I will give to you as you rely on me.
Lord, I have often acted and spoken foolishly with words that were graceless. I know that, no one is attracted to foolish actions and graceless words. Help me to act wisely and speak graciously so I can bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. Amen
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