Open That Door

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So many of us get into a rut. We get comfortable in where we are or what we are doing… I’m guilty. We feel safe there. We know what our limits are. We don’t want to push the envelope, we want to stay out of the “lime light.” But that’s not what God wants. He wants us to be constantly improving ourselves. 

Hebrews11:6 says: “And without faith it is impossible to please him, for he who comes to God must believe that he is and that he is a rewarder of those who seek him.” Many times an “open door” from God is one that allows our faith to be stretched and strengthened. 

As the scripture above states, we need to stretch ourselves. Get out of our shell. We need to listen to what God is telling us and showing us. He isn’t going to put in front of us something that we can’t handle. It might seem like it, but think about all the things you have accomplished in the past that you thought you couldn’t. He was there with you.. encouraging you, pushing you a little further. 

God has a plan for all of us, we just have to listen for his words and wait for his timing (not always easy). We need to be ready to grab hold of that doorknob and open that door to the great things He has for us. 

I started opening that door awhile back. I don’t know exactly what God has for me. But I know that no matter what He will be there right beside me, to catch me when I might stumble. The enemy will also be there to whisper in your ear things that will discourage you. But remember… our God is an awesome God, and he will not forsake you. 

When God opens doors in our lives don’t try to close it because of the trials, which is sometimes required. No one can close an open door that God has for you so have confidence in the Lord. If it’s God’s will it will be done, remember He always has a plan. 

Watch out as well for doors that God closes. This is so true… not every door we try to open will. It doesn’t mean it will never open, it just might not be the right time or season for it to. 

Revelation 3 :7-8 

To the Church in Philadelphia 

7 “To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: 

These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. 8 I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.” 

So as always, I pray that this might help you or someone you know step up to that door, and let God lead you where he wants you to be. 

Until next time…May your cup ☕️ never be empty. 

Lou Ann Virden is the author of the blog Farmhouse, Coffee and Jesus. She is very active in her church. She volunteers in the food pantry, usher/greeter team, and cleaning crew. She is on the prayer team, is over the sound room team, and she writes the newsletter for her church. Lou Ann and her husband Donnie will be relaunching The Refuge 180 Evangelism Ministry. They have been married for over 40 years. They live on her husband’s family farm with their dog Hunter. In the summer they are busy canning what they harvest from their garden. Her hobbies include going to the beach, reading, camping, and serving however she can. She hopes that her blogs inspires someone that might be dealing with a similar situation.

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