Susan Boyle exploded onto the world scene with her performance on the television show, “Britain’s Got Talent!” in 2009. Before she even began her performance, the expression on the faces of the judges and the crowd were telling. She didn’t belong there and was not even given a chance to succeed. But it was her big break!
Whether it is a chef given an opportunity to work under a world-class Michelin-starred chef, an actor starring in a series that explodes in popularity, or an unknown singer receiving a chance at stardom, the big break is often a life-changing event. For many, the confidence and assurance they receive sustains them for the rest of their lives.
Most of us may never be given a big break, but perhaps, this is short-sighted and needs to be re-examined? If one defines a big break as fame and prestige, then such an opportunity may indeed be rare and even fleeting. God gives us a better answer.
Working together with him, we also appeal to you, “Don’t receive the grace of God in vain.” For he says: At an acceptable time I listened to you, and in the day of salvation I helped you. See, now is the acceptable time; now is the day of salvation!
2 Corinthians 6:1-2 (CSB)
A big break is defined by God. God created us to be in continual fellowship with Him but our sins have separated us from birth from our Almighty Creator. God responded with a love so great, that He gave His only Son, Jesus Christ, to reconcile us to Him. When should we accept His invitation? When we first hear of God? On Christmas or Easter? On our deathbed? While these are all possibilities, none of us know when our time on this earth will end. The acceptable time to accept His invitation is now. It is our big break! Do not let it pass you by, your eternal destiny depends upon this decision.
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.