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Praise the Lord for another chance to spread the Word. The question in my spirit today is what will I do with the opportunities presented to me today? Please ask yourself that question as we move forth with this message.

Today’s Prayer

Father, Opportunities abound. Please help us to discern when an opportunity is something that You have placed before us and when it is something that would be contrary to Your will. Stir our consciences and bring questions, examples, and Scripture to our minds that will guide us in this process. Help us to consider biblical values; ethics; the gifts, skills, and abilities You have given us; our families and other commitments; and anything else that may open our eyes to the truth. Encourage us to grasp the opportunities You give and to turn from the opportunities that we should not touch. Thank You Father, for Your hand of guidance and Your arms of love. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

Let’s eat.

Knowing Our Limits 

Hard work brings prosperity; playing around brings poverty. — Proverbs 28:19  

 Webster’s defines entrepreneur: “one who organizes, operates, and assumes the risk in a business venture.”   

  Entrepreneurs can smell an opportunity a mile away. However, what is often their greatest asset can become their greatest downfall. The road is littered with entrepreneurs who have been successful in one venture only to fail in countless others. Is this the natural way for an entrepreneur, or is there a better way?


The bible tells us that King David was an entrepreneur. He grew up as a shepherd boy and later became Israel’s greatest warrior. He responded to opportunities, like the time when no one would fight Goliath. He saw this as an opportunity. He ultimately became king of Israel and faced many opportunities placed before him. David learned an important lesson somewhere along the way that each of us as believers should learn. As an entrepreneur the greatest danger is engaging ourselves in activities in which God never intended us to be involved. This is poor stewardship of what God has entrusted to us. When the Philistines attacked David, he always inquired of God as to if and when he was to counterattack. When he was attacked a second time on one occasion, David inquired of God as to whether he was to attack yet. This time God said yes, but with a condition, “Wait until you hear the sound of marching in the balsam trees” (see 2 Samuel 5:24).

This story tells us that David had learned an important lesson about staying vertical in his relationship with God at all times. David had learned the important principle of staying focused on what God wanted for him, not what seemed logical. He was an opportunist, but only through the filter of the Holy Ghost in his life. 

How do you approach opportunities?

Do you consider the merits of the opportunity only?

Do you inquire of God as to whether He desires you to pursue?

It may be a wonderful opportunity, but it may not be God’s will for you to be involved. Ask the Holy Spirit to direct you as you seek to use the skills He has given you.

Quote of the Day

Everywhere and always God is with us, near to us and in us. But we are not always with Him, since we do not remember Him; and because we do not remember Him we allow ourselves many things which we would not permit if we did remember. Take upon yourself this task – to make a habit of such recollection. Make yourself a rule always to be with the Lord, keeping your mind in your heart, and do not let your thoughts wander; as often as they stray, turn them back again and keep them at home in the closet of your heart, and delight in converse with the Lord. ~Theophan~





Written by Glenn Sterrett, Founder and CEO of the GCKRS™ Helping Hand Foundation.

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