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Saying no to life destroys opportunity.  Itís always right to say yes to life, and itís always wrong to say no.  Saying yes opens the door of opportunity, and saying no closes it. 

Saying no to life annihilates your future in a unique way.  When you say no, you shut the door to opportunity.  Unfortunately, itís impossible to shut only one door.  When you say no, you shut and lock hundreds of other doors that lie behind the door not opened.  Negation and loss of opportunity expand at an exponential rate. 

Life is too short and opportunities too few to shut any door to the future.  On the other hand, when you say yes to life, you open the door of opportunity.  Behind that door are hundreds of other doors that also open in an expanding array of new possibilities.

The only way to reach your dreams is by saying yes to life.  When you say yes, the opportunities come so fast from so many different directions itís impossible to take advantage of them all. 

When I purchased my sailboat, I said yes to life.  My cruising catamaran is capable of sailing anywhere in the world, as long as there is an ocean to get me there.  It can comfortably take four people around the world with the potential to visit thousands of destinations.  When I hoist the sails on my yacht, I can sail to any destination that courage and prudence allow.  The travel opportunities encompass all the maritime nations of the world.  Itís impossible to sail to all of the places I want to visit, because my life is too short and the destinations too numerous. 

In laboratory medicine, when doctors count the quantity of cells or bacteria on a microscopic slide, they sometimes use an abbreviation Ė TNTC Ė which means, ďToo Numerous To CountĒ. Thatís the way opportunities expand when you say yes to life.  The opportunities are too numerous to count.  When I purchased my small yacht, my sailing opportunities became too numerous to count.

I have a passion for owning and driving Land Rover Defender trucks.  When I work in Arabia, I drive a Land Rover Defender.  The Defender is a magnificent opportunity machine.  Install long-range fuel tanks, a roof rack, and two spare tires, and you are on your way to unlimited adventure.  You can drive hundreds of thousands of square miles exploring the arid terrain.  The largest sand desert in the world is found in Arabia, and there are no land mines or civil wars to inhibit your freedom of movement.  When you are seated behind the steering wheel of a Land Rover Defender, your opportunities for expeditionary desert travel are too numerous to count.

Although sailing on the oceans or driving in the desert may not appeal to most people, both of these activities point in the direction of saying yes to life.  Unlimited opportunity is the substance from which dreams are made.  Only those who say yes to opportunity can expect to have it expand into their world.  During one period of my life, my yacht was in Australia waiting to sail to the South Seas, and I had two Land Rover Defenders prepared and waiting for expeditionary travel adventures.  One Land Rover was waiting to be driven in the outback of Australia, and the other was waiting to be driven in the Empty Quarter of Saudi Arabia.  My opportunities for adventure were too numerous to count.

When you say no life, the door of opportunity slams shut.  That simple act also closes hundreds of other doors that lie behind the door not opened.  If I sell my yacht, I sell my dreams.  Without a yacht, a thousand destinations drop off the itinerary of my life.  Doors of opportunity slam shut at an exponential rate.  My sailing dreams instantly implode as I erase a massive segment of my life.  All of these things happen when I close a single door of opportunity by selling my yacht.   

If you have never said yes to life, itís hard to believe opening one door will open hundreds of others that hide behind the door first opened.  When you become good at opening the door of opportunity, you have the happy decision of choosing between all of the good things that come into your life.  There is no limit to how good your life can become because your opportunities are too numerous to count. 



Having a personal relationship with God is more than a celestial insurance policy that guarantees safe passage to paradise when you die.  It has more to do with the here and now.  If you get the here and now right, you donít need to worry about what will happen when you die.  The Father who took care of you during your stay on planet earth is trustworthy, and when itís time for your promotion, He will take care of you on the other side of eternity.  You can count on that!

God focuses his love on you right where you are with all your problems and addictions, and He does it now.  The Father is a here and now God.

Nothing is too hard for God.  After all, He created the universe and everything in it.  When it comes to dealing with your problems and turning your life around, Heís in it with you for the long haul, and He is ready to move mountains of difficulty out of your life.  God will do more than point you in the right direction.  He will also give you the power to make the trip.

So what can you expect from your personal relationship with God? 

When Jesus started his mission on planet earth, he stated exactly what you should expect.  He said that he came, ďTo announce good news to the poor, to proclaim freedom for the prisoners, recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lordís favor.Ē  That is his master plan for the here and now.

There is Good News in the here and now, and you are supposed to take it personally.

There is Freedom in the here and now, and you are supposed to take it personally.

There is Recovery from what has been lost in the here and now, and you are supposed to take it personally.

There is Release from oppression in the here and now, and you are supposed to take it personally.

There is Godís special favor in the here and now, and you are supposed to take it personally.

God has a dream for your life that has all of these components in it.  His master plan is good news from start to finish.  Old things will pass away, and God will make all things new.  You will discover the truth that sets you free.  You will recover what has been lost.  You will be released from all forms of oppression, and your addictions will become a thing of the past.  Finally, God will open the windows of heaven and pour out blessings into your life.  That sounds like a plan you can live with.

That's what Jesus came to do in the here and now, and it's high time you take it personally.

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