You’ve heard the saying; when one door closes another opens. What doors of opportunity are you needing to be opened for you to enter? What doors are waiting for you to knock down?
A study of King Solomon brings forth in the areas of wisdom and wealth; although lost opportunities too were abound. Opportunities to do more than show off the wealth that he had. It brought me to a question in my own life of lost opportunities? How often throughout this year did I miss opportunities of greater outpouring?
King Solomon may be known to have it all; yet what did he have? Wisdom, prosperity, women? Beyond that we see that an area of common sense would have proven beneficial for him.
He missed great opportunities which we all do; hence the lessons we can learn. He lost a wonderful opportunity to witness the goodness of God to Queen Sheba. In Kings 10:1-6 we read:
“And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the Lord, she came to prove him with hard questions. 2 And she came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels that bare spices, and very much gold, and precious stones: and when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart.3 And Solomon told her all her questions: there was not any thing hid from the king, which he told her not.4 And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon’s wisdom, and the house that he had built,5 And the meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their apparel, and his cupbearers, and his ascent by which he went up unto the house of the Lord; there was no more spirit in her.”
Queen Sheba knew King Solomon had wisdom and wealth; there is no doubt. It was on display. We all know this. But he had opportunity to share and he didn’t. He missed the opportunity to talk about his father King David, the holiness of the Lord, or even the faith of Abraham. Where was his focus? It was clear on the servants and all the material possessions that in the end share ‘her spirit left her’. Where did it go? Why wasn’t her spirit ‘uplifted’ instead?
The question today is what opportunities have you missed? Have you been so focused on everything that isn’t as important and not one what is most important?
You can have all the wisdom and wealth; and still miss it. As you become aware of the doors in front of you; you will see the opportunities; and those that only appear as such.