I am a bit curious, would you turn down the opportunity of making N1,200,000 every month for an opportunity that is going to pay about 10% (N120,000) of that amount monthly. Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you had to choose between a seemingly great opportunity and a good one? Perhaps you had to choose between one job and another, between on suitor and another, between one school and another. This is life, so I am sure that in between when we are born and when we go to join the angels, we would have to make seemingly tough choices.
What should inform your choices should be your purpose. Why are you here? What is your life about? When should you achieve your life’s mission? Understanding this would help eliminate doubts when making choices. Abraham chose to leave his father’s house and all its benefits for a land he did not know (a seemingly wrong choice). Shadrach Meshach and Abednego chose to enter the furnace rather than bow to the king (A seemingly wrong choice). Joseph chose to go to prison rather than sleep with Potiphar’s wife (a seemingly wrong choice). Esther went to the king without being invited and risked being killed (a seemingly wrong choice). All these people made seemingly wrong choices but they did so in pursuance of their purpose and then they trusted God to make things work in their favour.
Not all great opportunities are your opportunities. You are not meant to enter all open doors. Have you heard the saying, “it is better to cry in a Bentley than to be happy on a bicycle”? I don’t know who made that up but I believe that it is better to be happy not matter what it looks like to the people around. Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying it is wrong to choose seemingly great opportunities neither am I saying that you would be happy choosing a seemingly lesser opportunity. In my opinion, it is best to know your purpose in life, chose opportunities that help you to achieve it and trust God completely.
Abraham – Gen 22
Shadrach Meshach and Abednego – Daniel 3
Joseph – Gen 37
Esther – Esther 1