Mistakes into opportunities

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Sunday, January 4, 2015

God uses our mistakes and turns them into positive opportunities. I would like to share today’s story in The Upper Room by Davis Chappell (Tennessee) titled “PERFECT IN WEAKNESS.”

Here is Davis’s story:

“Mabel was known as a prayer warrior. She was always willing to intercede with God on behalf of others. This was one of her gifts. Being available to others was another. In her later years she had become discouraged when her poor eyesight interfered with her desire to serve. Once, when she had tried to call a friend, she misread the number and dialed incorrectly. Typical of Mabel, she began asking the person at the other end of the call about his life and if he was a person of faith. She had a long conversation with ‘Wrong Number’ and gave him a lot of encouragement, which she said seemed to change his tone and attitude as they talked. When he thanked Mabel for the call, she realized that God could us even her poor eyesight as an avenue for service.

“Mabel’s example is a reminder to me that God can use not only our gifts and graces but also our weaknesses and ‘wrong numbers.’ More and more I’m discovering that God is in the detours of our lives. Indeed, those detours often become thoroughfares through which we experience epiphany.”

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – God can turn our “wrong numbers” into opportunities.

Prayer: Dear God, show us ways every day that we can be available to serve those around us. Amen.

Prayer Focus: THE ELDERLY

To read today’s Scripture reading, 2 Corinthians 12:6-10, click on the following link: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/25/when-i-am-weak-i-am-strong/

To read other stories in The Upper Room, click on the following link: http://devotional.upperroom.org/

For more Helpful Inspirational Material:

MISTAKES: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/mistakes/

OPPORTUNITIES: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/opportunities/

ENCOURAGEMENT: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/encouragement/

WEAKNESSES: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/weaknesses/

FAILURES, FAILURE: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/failures-failure/

FORGIVENESS: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/forgiveness/

SPIRITUAL GROWTH: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/spiritual-growth/

SIN: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/sin/

STRENGTH, STRENGTHS: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/strength-strengths/

CRITICISM: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/criticism/

THOUGHTS: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/thoughts/

WISDOM: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/wisdom/

CONTENTMENT: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/contentment/

TIME: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/time/

HUMILITY: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/humility/

GOOD, GOODESS: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/good-goodness/

WRONG, WRONGDOING: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/wrong-wrongdoing/

RESTORATION, RESTORE, RESTORED: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/restoration-restore-restored/

RESPOND, RESPONSE: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/respond-response/

LEARNING, LEARN: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/learning-learn/

RIGHT: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/right/

FORSAKE, FORSAKEN, FORSAKING: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/forsake-forsaken-forsaking/

EXAMPLE, EXAMPLES: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/example-examples/

EXCUSES, EXCUSE: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/excuses-excuse/

FOOLISH, FOOLISHNESS: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/foolish-foolishness/

SUCCESS: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/success/

APPEARANCES: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/appearaces/

ACTIVITY: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/activity/

MOTIVES: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/motives/

PAST: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/past/

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