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Integrity Moments - April 18, 2013



Unexpected Opportunities
By: Rick Boxx
April 18, 2013

Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-a, once wrote, “Many successful people I know set magnificent goals for themselves, and then let nothing stand in the way of their achievement. I don’t engage in that kind of long range planning.” 

Instead, Cathy built his chicken empire by committing to a purpose and taking advantage of unexpected opportunities.

As Simon and his brother Andrew fished near the Sea of Galilee, Jesus approached them with an unexpected opportunity, to become disciples.  Mark 1:17-18 says, “Come, follow me,’ Jesus said.  At once they left their nets and followed him.” 

When we follow Christ, we have to be willing to answer his call and take advantage of the unexpected opportunities he provides.

In your workplace today, look for unexpected opportunities to share the love of Christ. 

Today’s Integrity Moment is adapted with permission from the writings of Matt Cline.

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