Sometimes, the opportunity we've been hoping for is right before our eyes, but we don't see it because it doesn't look like what we imagine it to be.

The Jews looked forward to the prophesied Saviour for years; He came and was with them for an entire 33 years, yet they missed Him because He didn't fit the picture of what they thought He should be.

Sometimes you need to rethink the picture you have of how your hope will come.

Alter your view. Re-image your focus. Redefine how you judge what matters. Don’t judge a book by its cover, take the time to read.

Not all that glitters is gold and not all that is gold glitters. Not all that is great seems great. Sometimes the greatest blessings come in dull, unrefined, easily overlooked packages

The thing you've been hoping for may be right where you are now.

This Christmas and beyond, as we fix our eyes on Christ may He open our eyes to see opportunities we may be missing.

May we see the diamond in what seems a mere stone— the greatness in that which may seem ordinary, and may we see the Savior of the world in a man dying on a cross, the Son of God in the son of a carpenter.

Merry Christmas and happy new year.

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Dipo Adebayo

Dipo Adebayo


I am a water engineer, softskills coach, writer & teen counselor. I write on hope and rising above shame, rejection, fear & failure. Follow on IG @dipoadebayo