The saying is that opportunity knocks. Of course, the saying doesn’t specify if opportunity is politely knocking on a door, or viciously knocking the door down, forcing its way in.
Six years ago Opportunity knocked the door down and came barging into my life. I should have expected it, it’s been a way of life for me and opportunity.
Beginning when I was a child and my parents uprooted me and moved across the country. Did I seize the opportunity to meet new people, experience new things? I did not. As life progressed, in spite of my lack of welcoming the chance, I did meet others, and have educational, even fun experiences.
As I grew, my parents continued to move. Often within the same town, Dad had a job after all. Still, they managed to move me into different school districts. Again, I did not relish or welcome the opportunity presented.
Six years ago opportunity once again came barging into my life. I did not embrace, or welcome the opportunities that opened in front of me when my husband left to go live with the angels. In fact I tried to ignore them. Meet new people? Have new experiences? Learn new things?
No. None of that appealed. I wanted my life back.
Opportunity however, would not be deterred. As in my¬† youth, opportunity was persistent. I have met new people, people who only know me for myself, not as someone’s wife or mother. I’m embarking on new adventures, having new experiences.
The chance to join meet new people and learn new things aren’t a result of not being a wife, but embarking on these new experiences are. The opportunities were always there, I just wasn’t ready for them. God saves what we need until we need it.