Do you believe the doors will open as you walk in the direction you’re called to walk?
If the doors aren’t opening for you, pause and consider that you might not be on the right path. I say this because I’ve taken detours where God closed all the doors in order to get me back onto the right path. Maybe you’re doing good things on the path you’re on, God-honoring things, and you think because of that He owes you open doors on that path. He probably has better doors on a different path.
Oh, I feel your protest: “But I’m doing good things now. Doesn’t He want me to do good things?”
Of course He does. Sometimes, though, there are better things. Once you are on the right path, you will realize how much striving you’ve been doing on the wrong path, trying to make doors open. And you will be amazed on the right path that it is God who opens the doors, not you.
Not that we can’t open doors by getting our little battering rams out and blasting through them, because we certainly can, and sometimes do. I remain convinced, however, that when that happens God continues to block our way until we get so tired of doing it ourselves we look to Him.
And when we look to Him, everything else fades away. We begin to see what’s important, what’s not. God redirects our paths to where we should have been all along. And the best part? He redeems that detour, that path we had no business on, for His glory and our good; it wasn’t a waste of time.
It’s now a regular part of my prayer life to ask God to open the right doors. And I believe that’s what He’s doing. As in right now.