We’ve all heard the saying “when God closes one door He opens another.”
I believe it.
However, it has to be the right door. Not just any random door that comes your way.
We’ve all had it happen. A door closes, either suddenly or over time. We try to re-open it. We pull and pull on that doorknob to no avail. Then we think maybe we need to push instead.
So we push and push. We bang our hands and even our shoulders against it, knowing that if we try long and hard enough, it’s going to open.
We get discouraged and stop trying and begin to walk away. Then someone else comes up to that same door and easily pushes it open. They walk through it and before you can get there to follow them in, it closes again!
Why? Why didn’t it open for you, and why did it open for them?
Did you ever stop to think that maybe it wasn’t your door?
Sometimes we think we know exactly what our next steps in life are supposed to be. We’re sure of it. Do sure that we work to make it happen. We work so hard sometimes that we lose sight of the fact that maybe we’re working TOO hard to make something happen.
And working too hard probably means it’s not supposed to be happening that way.
We’re all impatient at times, some of us more than others. We see other people getting the things we so desperately want, and wonder when it’ll be our turn?
Their doors opened. Why didn’t ours?
Very simple. It’s not our turn yet. Our door hasn’t appeared because what’s behind it isn’t ready yet. It’s not time, as much as we want it to be.
Timing is everything as we’ve heard so often. It’s just not always our timing.
That door will be ready for you to open and it’ll be easy to open. No key needed. And when you step through it, you’ll know it’s yours, and you’ll know the wait was worth it!
Along the same line of thought, it took decades for everything Job lost to be restored.