Monday, October 16, 2006

Make Your Own Opportunities

I received the following from an email, which I found quite insightful:

YOU MUST MAKE YOUR OWN OPPORTUNITIES

Your destiny isn't a matter of chance,it's a matter of the choices you make.
Success isn't something you wait for,it's something you must pursue.
Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities to be successful.
Seize common occasions and turn them into great ones.
Opportunities sometimes come disguised in the form of misfortune,or temporary defeat.
Start where you are.You are, at this moment,standing right in the middle of opportunity.
If you act on your dreams you can live them.

What do you think?

9 comments:

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

It sounds like a very worldy philosophy. No mention of God.

Kitty Cheng said...

I believe that philosophies without the mention of God are not necessarily worldly. In the book of Esther, God's name was not mentioned once, but it has God's fingerprints all over the story.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

There are reasons for Esther not mentioning God. And Esther is not about philosophy.

Surely by definition, a philosophy that makes no reference to God must take its lead from the world, not heaven, and is therefore worldy? Am I missing something?

Radagast said...

I must say I agree with D.P. I would suggest this:

GOD WILL MAKE YOUR OPPORTUNITIES

Your destiny isn't a matter of chance, it's a matter of God's plan for you.
Yet Heaven isn't something you wait for, it's something you must pursue.
Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities to work for God's Kingdom.
Seize common occasions and turn them into great ones.
Opportunities sometimes come disguised in the form of misfortune,or temporary defeat.
Start where you are. You are, at this moment, standing right in the middle of opportunity.
Ask God what He wants you to do with it.

Maryam said...

Hi Kitty,
Just a quick "g'day" and to let you know I caught up with Paul for that interview. He was lovely and charming and I asked him to send on my best wishes. Hope you and yours are well.

Cheers
Umm Yasmin

Kitty Cheng said...

Matthew & Radagast, I agree with what you said to a certain degree. But I think that a philosophy that makes no reference to God can be sent from heaven using earthly jargons. Of course it's God who makes our opportunities, but I believe God has given us the ability to create opportunies in His strength. Like what Radagast said, seize common occasions tne turn them into great ones - I believe that's the key.

A friend said once, I don't need to get to know people to find my life partner, God will just create that opportunities. I think he is missing something there. Opportunities need to be seized or else they will go away!

Kitty Cheng said...

Hey Umm Yasmin, glad to know that you had a good meeting with Paul. Yes he is a lovely guy and a good friend of mine. I also hope to catch up with you sometime soon as well my friend :)

audrey` said...

Hi Kitty

Everyday is an opportunity from our Lord to share His love with the people in our lives.

I'm seizing the opportunity to get to know you better =)
HeHe!

Take care, dear sis!

Kitty Cheng said...

Hi Audrey, I agree with you totally there. I'm committed to seizing the opportunity to get to know and love people in our lives, including my blogger friends like you dear =)

You take care too, dear sis!