It is usually said that opportunity comes but once. How true is this? Does opportunity come but once?
I do not agree that opportunity comes but once. I do agree, there are some opportunities that will only come once and if you fail to take hold of them, they will vanish and never come again. But there are others that will come and come again. They will knock your door again and again.
The adage which says opportunity comes but once is really meant to encourage people to exploit the opportunities that come their way; to take action instead of only daydreaming about what they want to achieve or become.
It is important to be vigilant and seize any opportunity that comes your way in case it is the one that comes but once.
An opportunity means nothing if it is not exploited. Every opportunity is raw material for a blessing or blessings. It has to be exploited and refined like oil that is exploited and refined to become fuel; or gold that is exploited and refined. While unrefined it looks like waste material; but it is not waste material. It is still precious material but needs to be worked on.
Opportunities are building blocks of success. Every opportunity that is well exploited takes you higher on the ladder of success.
God has a way of dropping opportunities on your path. Sometimes they are very visible and easy to know. Many times also, they are in disguise. They disguise and look like the exact opposite of what they really are.
Many of the problems, obstacles, difficulties misfortunes, failures that come your way are opportunities in disguise. You have to look deep and long to find them buried, sometimes right at the center.
To enhance your chances of success, or becoming the person you are meant to be, always see every challenge, failure, obstacle disappointment etc, as an opportunity in disguise.
Your stumbling blocks are disguised opportunities waiting to be unveiled. When you unveil them, you will see that they were really stepping stones in disguise.
Today, many opportunities will come your way. If your eyes are not open, you will not see them. You will take them for misfortune, obstacles, failure, disappointment, etc. They are not. They are wonderful opportunities put on your path by your creator. They are an answer to your prayers. Do not let them slip through your fingers.
Always have in mind that though not all opportunities come but once, some opportunities come but once. Hence, seize every opportunity that comes your way before it has a chance to disappear and never return if it is that opportunity that comes but once.