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Last week, we talked briefly about knocking on doors. So now, I’m somewhat curious as to what doors are we waiting to open? Have you been knocking a long time and the doors just won’t open? For some, it’s time to open the door and for others, the door is open, but you may be a little apprehensive about going through. So, the ultimate question is will we be ready “when the door opens”? As we ponder those questions and I would love for you to share some of your answers in the comments. Now, I realize that many of us are in a place of healing and therefore, your doors may be very different than those that I’m eluding too here. But remember, God’s Word says…
7 “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.Matthew 7:7-8 NLT
So, let’s continue from where we were last week, we were knocking and I believe that while we wait, there are a few things that we should consider:
Persistence. You may get tired, but don’t give up. While, we’re waiting for the door to open, we must have a plan. Write the vision and make it plain. Our plan will be in accordance with God’s plan if we seek the guidance and direction of the Holy Spirit.
Perseverance. Times may get tough, so keep making progress by pushing forward. No matter our age, we must continue to grow and mature spiritually. Although, we must give God total control, we still must do the work in order to be ready when it open. When God opens the door, we should expect new things. Remember what we read in Isaiah…
18 “But forget all that—Isaiah 43:18 NLT
it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. For I am about to do something new.
See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?
I will make a pathway through the wilderness.
I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.
We shouldn’t look back. This pandemic has motivated us to live life differently, as we continue to navigate into new and unfamiliar territory.
Purpose. When the door opens, walk in with purpose. Don’t be afraid. Everything you need to fulfill your purpose is in you. Our true purpose in life is be blessed to bless others. Now open a door for someone else….