The Open Door

Have you jumped into the new year with resolutions, goals, and expectations? I no longer make resolutions, but I do have a list of things I want to accomplish, and I do have expectations for the year. I just feel it in my gut. It's going to be a good year!

Moving into the year with expectations involves opening our mind to new opportunities, and also looking for them.

Sometimes we can become so focused on a desire—a dream—that we get tunnel vision. I agree that it’s important to keep focused and disciplined in order to achieve goals, but if we’re on the wrong track as to what we should/could be doing with our lives, we’ll end up beating our head against a wall—and feeling defeated. NOT FUN!

I’ve been there. Running down trails and pursuing things that God didn’t intend for my life. I’ve felt frustrated and worn out from trying to MAKE things happen, but never getting the results I wanted so badly.

God closes doors because he has good reason. You know the saying, “God doesn’t close a door without opening a window.”

When I finally settled in and let God direct, I discovered the path I was supposed to take. (What a difference in what I was doing before!) Multiple doors haven’t swung open all at the same time, causing confusion. They’ve been revealed, and continue to be revealed one at a time. And I’ve need to take the steps necessary to walk through them.

Take a look at the following quote. Read it several times, and let it sink in.

“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell

I love that! How profound! And how true!

Get excited! Believe God is on the move with and for you.

And keep your eyes open!


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