Opportunity is the flower of time which blooms for a moment & is gone forever.
Napoleon said, “There is in the midst of every great battle a ten to fifteen minute period that is the crucial point. Take that period & you win the battle; lose it & you will be defeated.”
D. L. Moody recalls an incident in his ministry that brought him great distress because he failed to redeem the time. “On the night when the courthouse bell of Chicago was sounding an alarm of fire, my sermon was upon ‘What Shall I Do with Jesus?’ I said to the audience, ‘I want you to decide this question by next Sunday.’ What a mistake! That night I saw the glare of flames & knew that Chicago was doomed. I never saw that audience again!”
Eph 5:15-16 (GNB): “So be careful how you live. Don't live like ignorant people, but like wise people. Make good use of every opportunity you have, because these are evil days.”
“The question of speaking to souls is a question of personal love to the Lord Jesus Christ. Do not say you have no gift for it. Do you love Christ? If so, you will never lose an opportunity of speaking a word for Him.” - G.V. Wigram.