Scripture:  Samuel 10:22

Saul was the first king of Israel. When Israel asked for a king, God did not want them to have one but they were insistent. God chose Saul to be their King and sent Samuel to anoint him. When Samuel got there, Saul could not be found. He was about to be granted an opportunity of a lifetime but he was hiding among the baggage. Fear overwhelmed Saul and he made every effort to escape the responsibility by hiding himself.

The interesting thing about this story is that Saul was hiding from an opportunity and he was hiding in baggage. The King James Version calls it "stuff". Theologians agree that the stuff or baggage that Saul was hiding among actually belonged to him. It was not someone else's stuff, it was his own and he was hiding in it.

What are you hiding from and what is the baggage that you are hiding among? There are opportunities knocking today and when opportunity knocks, open the door. Pain of the past is merely baggage that we hide among. Baggage from the past will hinder the success of our future. If it's important we will find a way. If not, we will find an excuse and hide among it.

We must give as much energy to answer the door as we do to hide from it and work as hard to achieve as we work to hide. Yesterday we hid behind tomorrow. Now tomorrow is here so come out of the baggage. Seize the opportunity.