Some People live in a world of need; others live in a world of opportunity. And the difference between the two is in the way we see our world.
One person’s need for food is another person’s opportunity to provide sustenance.
One person’s need for the gospel is another person’s opportunity to preach.
One person’s need for aid is another person’s opportunity to help.
We typically think it is the poor who have needs and it is the rich who have opportunities. Rather, it is those who see nothing but need who are poor, and it is those who see an abundance of opportunity who are rich.
When the Scripture says that we ought to “be rich in good deeds” it means that our lives are truly enriched when we see and lay hold of opportunities to help.
Whether you’re a student, a parent, a businessperson or a pensioner; someone struggling on a minimum wage or someone making a fortune – all of us have opportunity to be part of the answer and, in so doing, to be truly rich.
During the next 12 months we have opportunity to help children in Borneo, to plant a church in Africa, to reach young adults on university campuses, to establish a Calvary Campus on the Gold Coast, to feed people, to reach people and to help.
Calvary Worldwide helps us to get our eyes off of our own needs and, instead, to see a world of opportunity. We will all be richer for the experience.