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Sermon Illustrations: Opportunity

Anecdotes


Early 20th century London newspaper ad by famous South Pole explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton: Men wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger. Safe return doubtful." The response was so overwhelming that Shackleton wrote later, "It seemed as though all the men in Great Britain were determined to accompany us." How many have the courage, and are just waiting for the opportunity and a leader with a vision?



Henry Ford said, "Problems only exist for solutions." Cervantes wrote Don Quixote while in jail. John Bunyon wrote Pilgrim's Progress while in jail. When Thomas Edison invented the phonograph, he was almost completely deaf. It used to amuse him that other people had to shout to talk to him, saying, "A man who has to shout can never tell a lie."

Quotes


Opportunities drop in your lap if you have your lap where opportunities drop. Herbert V Procknow.


If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. Milton Berle - comedian

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