Nothing lasts forever. Christians understand that there are eternal realities, but they also recognize that our time on earth is fleeting. As one man said, “The minutes go slowly but the years go quickly.” This is why the Apostle Paul writes about the necessity of “making the most of every opportunity.” (Ephesians 5:16a NIV).
The definition of opportunity is “a favorable time or occasion” or “a situation or condition favorable for attainment of a goal.” There is a window when the time is right. There is a favorable moment.
Every day brings with it a unique season of opportunity! What we need is both the perspective and the wisdom to make the most of those opportunities that God sends our way. Honestly, many of life’s opportunities come disguised as problems and trials. That is why fasting is so helpful.
Through fasting our vision is shaped, our perspective is changed, and our faith is strengthened! During this fast you are literally standing on the verge of opportunities that are bursting with God-sized potential, but will require faith-filled action. This time of fasting and prayer is a moment to make the most of. Fasting will change you, and the results of this fast will be life changing. So during this 21 Days of Fasting and Prayer embrace what God has for you, lean in, and listen.
Every opportunity has a shelf life. Will you seize it before it expires?