Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hidden Opportunities

Many years ago an unknown inventor built a racing car and called it “999”. He then went out, found a motor cyclist named Barney Oldfield and asked him to drive it in a race. He did and the car achieved the speed of a mile a minute. It launched both of their careers.

Years later the auto builder was talking with the driver of his car and said, “You made me, Barney, and I made you.”

“True, Mr. Ford,” he said. “But no one would have heard about either of us if we had not worked together.”

People all around us are waiting to be discovered. Many have talents that could be used to the glory of God. Some could do great things for God if only they were asked.

Andrew found Peter and brought him to Jesus and he became one of the world’s greatest preachers. Paul asked Timothy to become his apprentice and he became a “troubleshooter” who resolved many problems in the early churches. Barnabas befriended Paul and actually recruited him into the ministry and he became a missionary, theologian, evangelist and Apostle to the Gentiles.

We must constantly look around us and find someone we can bring to the Lord.

Prayer: Father, open my eyes to those around me. Let me see not only who they are, but who they can become through Your grace. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture for Today: John 1:40-43

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