Sometimes opportunities are like shining golden gateways, open portals that just appear out of the myst and beckon you to enter. More frequently, though, I’ve found that opportunities do not just appear. They must be sought out, excavated, cleaned, tended, and shaped to achieve MOP (maximum opportunity potential). Achieving MOP is no easy task, primarily because MOP cannot be reliably achieved until every possible outcome is thoroughly assessed and explored, and the best possible outcomes selected as the target result. It also carries with it a whole laundry list of risks, disappointment prominent among them. As someone who feels very passionately about achieving MOP, my first disappointment in considering this process lies in the fact that I am not a computer, and life is not a concrete series of data points. There are just some things we cannot predict, which is what makes seeking and taking opportunities all the riskier.
But that is also the thrilling thing? Opportunity taking is organic. You may have a vague idea of what you are getting into, but you’ll never quite know ahead of time what exactly you will learn, where you will go, who you will meet, who you will become, or what new opportunities might arise through it. In a life lived to the glory of God, we can be sure that whether or not we achieve maximum opportunity potential as we or the world define it, the Lord will make our paths straight, and bless us richly through it. God is the only omniscient opportunity optimizer, and therefore the only one who can ever really attain MOP. Thus, we must place our trust in him, and recognize that he will be faithful to guide us.
I’m excited to share that I have been digging up some cool new discoveries lately, and they will become evident on this blog as time goes on. Look out for my first of a few announcements in the next post!