10 Steps to Posture Yourself for Opportunity

Gary Keesee

1. Ask yourself how you’re handling your current responsibilities.
Don’t run from your responsibilities. No matter where you are or what you’re doing, you should be a success. People will still see the evidence of God even if you think you’re in the wrong spot.

2. Detox your life from the things that keep you from having time to think.
We live in a fast-paced world. There are plenty of things that can keep you distracted. But it’s in the moments that you stop to think that you’ll find ways to solve problems, and that’s where the opportunities are. So figure out what is consuming your time. Start saying no to some things. Find time to think.

3. Don’t hang around people who are always losing.
I know people hit rough spots, but if the people in your life are chronically losing, it’s time to expand your circle. Hang around people who are better than you are, who don’t see things as impossible, and who have vision. It may be uncomfortable for you, but their influence will cause you to think differently.

4. Write down EVERY idea that you have no matter how strange it seems.
Most people filter opportunities and ideas through what they perceive their ability to be. This means most people discard ideas by the dozens because they don’t think they can do them. But God isn’t limited to what you know how to do. The ideas He gives you might seem so weird to you that you can’t process them fully. Write them down so you have time to think about them.

5. Research. Research.
You don’t need to know how to do something; you need to know how to learn how to do it. Research until you find what you’re looking for.

6. Count the cost before you jump.
A lot of Christians hear God and jump out too soon, resulting in catastrophe. There are seasons for everything. God will prepare you for where He wants you to go. Be patient.

7. Always be in agreement with your spouse.
Never, ever march out into battle without your spouse being in total agreement with faith aligned.

8. Ask God for direction.
Ask Him to help you, to show you where to go, and what to do. And, always remember that prophecy from other people shouldn’t lead you; it should only confirm what God has already said to you.

9. Commit to never quit.
Quitting is not an option. Once you’ve moved, don’t move again until God speaks to you. Stay with it. Walk it out. Don’t quit. So many people have so much potential, but they get uncomfortable and they quit. If you want to win, you should always be stretching.

10. Get ready to embrace bigger things.
Your ability to see the big picture will keep growing as you change and grow on the inside. You’ll pick up on even more opportunities.

Portions of this article are excerpted from the How to Win Your Race. Download your copy here.

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