“Hold up your cup here is some positive tea that I want to pour out for you”.
Doors are vital in our daily lives. Doors and doorways are places of transition or turning points. We move through them to get to the inside or the outside. We move through them to get into another room, state of being, or mode of existence. Doors can hide or reveal; exclude or include; discourage or encourage – it all depends upon whether the door is closed or open.
A closed door excludes. A closed door is customarily not open for outsiders. It prevents the unapproved from certain places and spaces. Sometimes a shut door is for protection, at other times a shut door is for privacy. I know some of us have experienced closed doors. You expected something big to come to fruition only to discover that it didn’t. When will things work out for me?” you asked yourself during a low moment this year. Disheartened, undesired, discouraged, let’s just be real for a moment, “it is tough to see beyond the closed door.” I want you to keep this quote near your heart this summer, “Where one door shuts another opens.” Realize that if a door closed, it’s because what was behind it wasn’t meant for you. A closed door will infrequently close quietly and as a consequence pain, disappointment and shame will cause us to lose hope. But what I am learning now in the circle of life is that a closed door need not be a bad thing.
Can I encourage you to make a conscious decision to trust that God of the universe is with you and be confident that what he closes, he can open in new and exciting ways! If the God of the universe says “no” to something, it is because he is saying “yes” to something better!! So whatever you’re going through, don’t go back to the closed door and try to force your way through. Move forward and allow God to direct you to a better relationship, better home, better job, better friends, better community, better doctors, better business partners.
Keep your confidence. A closed door doesn’t mean that it’s over for you or that you’ll never see a door again. Contrariwise, it means that God is getting you ready for something bigger, better, and far greater than before.
Prepare yourself for an open door. An open door includes an opportunity, a turning point that can lead you to a place you’ve never been or even encountered. It is an invitation to pursue your own dreams and ideas. Some of us refuse to accept that certain doors have been closed. Have we been staring at the closed door, wondering why it closed, trying to force it open, or holding onto it because we don’t know what else to do? Maybe we’ve been hanging onto relationships too long or doing the same old thing too long, thinking that the door will open. Fixating on loss doesn’t move us forward in life.
Let go of the closed door. We can’t move forward if we’re holding onto the past. This summer of 2018, you’ve got to move forward, give up on the closed door, and let God guide you to the room of open doors. The truth is, God of the universe can set a door in your life even at this moment, and you can transition out of one place and walk through the door into a whole new place in a moment. God of the universe is about to open a door that no one can exclude you from, and when He opens this door for you, no one can close it! So, yes the beginning of this year doors were closed, but only so God of the universe can put you around the doors that were predestined to open just for you. The door is here. Lack is not your destiny. Each year we are presented with new doors. Every morning is an open door; every moment can become one.
When that huge door of opportunity opens up, will you be ready to walk through it?
Do everything you can to be ready. Don’t just sit and wait. Be proactive, make sure you are the hardest worker. Make sure you are ready and well qualified when it opens.
Hope your cup is full of positivity!