My Life with God

Not Your Door?

facebook_1563500459792I get this in theory: “If it doesn’t open, it probably isn’t your door.” It sounds good. It’s comforting, because it takes away our disappointment or what we construe as failure. It confirms we aren’t missing out, that whatever we can’t access isn’t what was ever intended for us anyway.

But it’s not true. Some doors fit more tightly than others, and we have to push a bit. Sometimes we have to knock – many times. Sometimes we need to sit in the hallway and wait. Sometimes we need to persist.

Not all the time. Every closed door is not intended to be opened, but we’re also not supposed to walk away from every closed door. Life isn’t that easy. Faith isn’t that simple and predictable.

Perseverance and patience are important. Sometimes we expect doors to open as we walk up to them. After all, many automatic doors welcome us in that way. We want a faith that opens doors as we approach. We like the ease and confirmation of that. While ease is okay at times and helps refresh us, it is not the norm. We are often challenged, and we must carefully discern what to persevere toward and what to walk away from. We need to know our motives behind our decisions. We need to know our expectations.

Whatever doors you face today, proceed with boldness, truth, and humility.

 

1 thought on “Not Your Door?”

  1. I believe that Joshua would absolutely agree with this message, and he’d probably add that when we come up against doors that are tightly fit, it means that we have be more intentional and persistent in obeying the Lord’s voice and commands.

    “NOW JERICHO WAS SECURELY SHUT UP BECAUSE OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL; none went out, and none came in. 2 And the Lord said to Joshua: “See! I have given Jericho into your hand, its king, and the mighty men of valor. 3 You shall march around the city, all you men of war; you shall go all around the city once. This you shall do six days. 4 And seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark. But the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets. 5 It shall come to pass, when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, and when you hear the sound of the trumpet, that all the people shall shout with a great shout; then the wall of the city will fall down flat. And the people shall go up every man straight before him.”…Joshua 6:1-5

    They key which gave them access was obeying the commands of the Lord. I believe this is where many of us are, and the enemy wants us to walk away from the door, but the Lord says, obey and believe!

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