Feel Good Friday: The Opportunity of a Lifetime

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Feel Good Friday is a regular series to give you a smile, a chuckle, or a nugget of wisdom to get your weekend off on the right foot!

God Can't Put Something In Your Hands If They're Already Full“God can’t put something in your hands if they’re already full.” Tweet this quote!

If you’re anything like me, you know that you need to slow down—that you can’t survive much longer feeling so overcommitted and over scheduled—and yet you keep finding reasons to delay putting on the brakes.

I’ll slow down once this season’s over/this project’s finished/this goal is met.

It’s as if the promise of less stress, better wellbeing, and more peace—all of which come from a gentler pace of life—isn’t enough motivation for us to make a change.

Well, then, here’s another motivator.

When we’re living our lives at 100 miles an hour, opportunities are certainly going to come our way: in our careers, in our personal lives, in our relationships. But we won’t be able to capitalize on them because we’re too busy buzzing past them in a blur. We’ll end up saying no to the best things in life—or worse, saying yes but only giving partial effort—because our attention is too fixed on other stuff that doesn’t really matter.

This weekend, take a moment to look at your hands—at your schedule, at your relationships, at your to do list—and ask yourself this question: If the opportunity of a lifetime came along today, would I be able to hold it?


Are your hands too full today? Can you make space for unexpected opportunities?

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