No great man ever complains of want of opportunities. (Ralph Waldo Emerson, 19th century essayist))

In fact, F. Scott Fitzgerald said, “Our lives are defined by opportunities—even the ones we miss.” Sometimes we’re frozen in waiting for opportunity to knock at our door. But, as these writers have said, we are surrounded by chances of all kinds; we simply need to be looking for them and pursue them to the best of our ability. We’ll be known by how we respond to them.

Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone. . . . Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. (Galatians 6:10; Ephesians 5:16)