After Jephthah died, Ibzan from Bethlehem judged Israel. He had thirty sons and thirty daughters. He sent his daughters to marry men outside his clan, and he brought in thirty young women from outside his clan to marry his sons. Ibzan judged Israel for seven years. When he died, he was buried at Bethlehem. After Ibzan died, Elon from the tribe of Zebulun judged Israel for ten years. When he died, he was buried at Aijalon in Zebulun. After Elon died, Abdon son of Hillel, from Pirathon, judged Israel. He had forty sons and thirty grandsons, who rode on seventy donkeys. He judged Israel for eight years. When he died, he was buried at Pirathon in Ephraim, in the hill country of the Amalekites.”
Judges 12:8-15 NLT
Jephthah , Ibzan, Elon, Abdon all had the same opportunities, they were Judges in Israel in the same period of time in history but they didn’t make the same use of the opportunities given them. Jephthah made a ark in the sands of time, his story is heard and known through the ages, the rest were just present.
David was opportuned and he lay hold on that opportunity and killed giants
Samuel was opportuned and he lay hold of that opportunity and became the mouth piece of God
Paul was opportuned and he lay hold on that opportunity and made in roads to the gentile nations
We all are given opportunities by God in our homes, neighborhoods, cities, places of work, all around us, May we make use of the varied opportunities God has given us to impact our generation for good