20 Bible Verses About Opportunities in Life

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Today we will be dealing with 20 Bible verses about opportunities in life. There is a popular parlance “opportunity comes but once”. This is the philosophy of man and not of God. God is the mastermind of opportunities. He can bring opportunity to man anytime and anywhere. However, it is possible that a man misses an opportunity at diverse times. Until a man positions himself in the right standing with God, opportunities will only come and go to waste. To fully utilize every given opportunity in life, a man must have Spiritual sensitivity and discernment.

The first time Jacob had the opportunity of meeting God, he lacked Spiritual sensitivity and discernment. That explains why Jacob slept off and he didn’t know how when God was around. It was after he woke from a slumber that he lamented and God was here and I know not. Genesis 28:16 Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it.”

We must be spiritually alert and sensitive to know when God is throwing an opportunity at us. We must also have the spirit of discernment to identify the one that came from God and the one that came from Satan. Sometimes, the enemy could present an opportunity that looks so enticing and convincing to man. It takes a man who is endowed with the spirit of discernment to identify where the opportunity is coming from.

For as many of you that desire opportunities in life, God is ready to present them to you. We have compiled a list of 20 bible verses about opportunities in life. These bible verses will teach you how to be in the right standing with God. Also, you will be made to know how to identify opportunities that are from God and the ones from the devil. As you pray and go about your daily activities, study and apply these bible verses to attract opportunities in life.


1. Joshua 6:23

So the young men who were spies went in and brought out Rahab and her father and her mother and her brothers and all she had; they also brought out all her relatives and placed them outside the camp of Israel.


2. 2 Kings 5:1-3

Now Naaman, captain of the army of the king of Aram, was a great man with his master, and highly respected, because by him the Lord had given victory to Aram. The man was also a valiant warrior, but he was a leper. Now the Arameans had gone out in bands and had taken captive a little girl from the land of Israel; and she waited on Naaman’s wife. She said to her mistress, “I wish that my master were with the prophet who is in Samaria! Then he would cure him of his leprosy.”


3. Galatians 5:13


For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.


4. Philippians 4:10

But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at last you have revived your concern for me; indeed, you were concerned before, but you lacked opportunity.



5. Colossians 4:3

praying at the same time for us as well, that God will open up to us a door for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned;


6. 1 Corinthians 7:34

and his interests are divided. The woman who is unmarried, and the virgin, is concerned about the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and spirit; but one who is married is concerned about the things of the world, how she may please her husband.



7. James 1:2

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,


8. 1 Corinthians 3:19

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God. For it is written, “He is the one who catches the wise in their craftiness”;


9. Ecclesiastes 9:10

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might; for there is no activity or planning or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol where you are going.


10. Matthew 26:16

From then on he began looking for a good opportunity to betray Jesus.


11. Romans 12:2

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.


12. Ephesians 4:27-29

Don’t give the devil any opportunity to work. Thieves must quit stealing and, instead, they must work hard. They should do something good with their hands so that they’ll have something to share with those in need. Don’t say anything that would hurt another person. Instead, speak only what is good so that you can give help wherever it is needed. That way, what you say will help those who hear you.


13. Matthew 25:1-4

At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps.


14. Psalm 100:3

Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.


15. Colossians 4:5

Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time.


16. Ecclesiastes 9:10

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going.


17. 2 Peter 3:9

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.


18. Galatians 6:10

So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.


19. Ephesians 5:16

Take advantage of every opportunity because these are evil times.


20. Matthew 6:33

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.



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