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The Open Doors I Miss

Thursday November 10, 2016

Blessed is the one who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting beside my doors. -Proverbs 8:34

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How often do you walk through doors during your day? That’s a weird question. It’s honestly a question I have never thought about until this moment. I walk through a lot of doorways in my day.

I walk out of my bedroom door, walk through the bathroom door, walk out out the front door, go in the garage door, walk in the work door, walk in my office door, walk through the grocery store’s sliding doors. You get the point, there is a lot of doors we walk through.

I think spiritually, we have the chance to walk through a lot of doors in a day. There are places, opportunities, and people I believe God opens up for us to walk through. I would like to think that that all the doors God opens, I always advantage of, but sadly I don’t that is not the case.

Just yesterday, I was in hurry. I needed to run into Wal Mart and run out. It was youth group night, which meant I had no time to shop around or stand and talk to people. There were two ladies outside of Wal Mart raising money for battered women. Instead of being Jesus, stopping, and at least acknowledging the two women. Guess what I did? I got my phone out, held it up to my ear, and pretended I was on the phone so I could walk by them without having to face the guilt. Are you kidding me!? I hate even sharing you this story with you because it is embarrassing how un-Christ like I was.

I believe I missed an opportunity. I missed being able to look into those ladies eyes and share that I was proud of what they were doing, and that I would be praying for them. And for what? So I could be on time for church? Isn’t that what church is? Being Jesus? Yikes.

Friend, we aren’t in charge of opening the doors. We’re in charge of being ready when God opens them.

Prayer: “God, thank you for all the doors that you place before me daily. Forgive me for walking past doors, or shutting them myself. Allow me to recognize open doors, so that I can walk through them. In your name I pray, Amen.”

-Whitney Flach

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