Have you ever heard the saying “when God closes a door he opens another” or maybe it was a window? Either way, you know what I’m talking about. That is an old saying, but it’s not from the Bible. I do believe that God does shut doors in our lives and that He opens them, too. But, what happens in between?
I’m at this weird place right now in my head. (No comments from the peanut gallery!) I feel that God is taking me on a new journey in ministry. Not like a new job or city, but a new way to serve. I feel like He has gently led me out of one room and closed the door. I’ve walked out of that room and started my way to another… I just don’t know which one I’m headed to.
Have you ever felt this way? Maybe you lost or left a job, maybe you moved to another location, maybe you got a divorce, heck… any number of life changing situations… or maybe it’s just a subtle whisper. Either way, you are on a journey, but not sure of your destination.
God doesn’t call us to be in control, just active participants. He wants to lead us, but we have to move. We have to put one foot in front of the other and go towards the doors. If it’s not open, we move to the next. We trust that He loves us and has our best interests at heart. We trust that He will catch us when we fall. We trust.
So, if you are coming out of a door, keep walking the hallway. Eventually, the right door will open. Keep walking…
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6