There have been many talks on opportunities in life and business. Many descriptions of it, many words used to make people understand it; several talks of opportunities coming but once and easily they can fly away like the whistling of a bird. It is the basis of starting businesses, marketing, starting new projects, pursuing an idea and even running for office in politics or other spheres of leadership.
In this piece, I will describe opportunities as concepts, happenings, events, occurrences and things that need to be redeemed. The bible talks about redeeming the time (Eph. 5:16) and the children of Issachar (1Chron. 12:32) who had an understanding of the times. The point more to opportunities of time and what comes with it. So opportunities that present themselves as problems or a need or a concern or reason to create something different abound everywhere waiting to be redeemed.
They are in their most basic states or semi-finished or finished but need to be improved to fit into the times that we are in. An opportunity can be seen as invisible, dormant, unseen and motionless until someone or a group of people look deep enough to discover them and bring their potentials to life. Life is made up of opportunities and redeeming or tapping into them will vary from one opportunity to another.
The Bible also tells us of a people who were etched in and suffered (Luke 19:41-44) because they did not know how to enter the city or redeem the presentation of an opportunity to them. It is one thing to discover an opportunity and a different kind of work to understand how to approach it or redeem it. Redeeming an opportunity means bringing it to life, converting it from just an idea to something fruitful or tangible like a business, product or service.