Doors. I love the image of doors and find that I have quite a few photographs of doors from places we have visited. They are a wonderful visual for me in so many ways. What is on the other side? Who will open that door? What can I expect when that door swings open?
I am a huge fan of Oswald Chambers who wrote My Utmost For His Highest. Sometimes I have to read the selection several times before I can really understand what he is getting at. He is a pretty deep fellow. A recent selection got me thinking about doors.
God never again opens the doors that have been closed. He opens other doors , but he reminds us that there have been doors that we have shut—doors which had no need to be shut….God will turn what might have been into a wonderful lesson of growth for the future.
As life moves on we often find that doors are shut. Opportunities change and life moves on. It is not always easy to understand in the moment why that door has shut or what the future might hold but my faith allows me to know that God is there regardless.
How many doors have I allowed to shut without even realizing that I allowed that to happen? How many times have I closed my eyes to the possibility of something that could have made a difference in the direction that my life was taking? Have I actually learned from any of the doors that I shut on my own? Have I been able to move past the disappointment of shutting a door that I should have kept open and walked through boldly?
What a wonderful thing that our God allows us to move on, to acknowledge when we do not follow perhaps the best path and allow us another chance and another path. The knowledge that He is with me—no matter how many doors I inexplicably close—that is the most wonderful feeling that I could have. It gives me peace.