A Year of Open Doors
“See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut.” (Revelation 3:8)
No matter how stuck you feel at any given moment in life, God has opportunities planned for your future. That’s his nature; he is not stagnant himself, so he does not wish stagnancy on his people. To the contrary, he invites us into his movements if we can learn to recognize them.
Approach this day as a day of open doors. You have complete freedom in God’s kingdom to do that, not because he follows the calendar but because he is always the God of open doors. (He does shut doors sometimes, but always in order to open another one sooner or later to put us in the right direction.) Live with expectancy that wherever you are now and whatever you’ve been through, this will be a day, month, and year of experiencing his unfolding plans. He loves that kind of faith; it recognizes his goodness and honors his ways.
The beauty of this promise is that when God opens a door, no one can shut it. The only way to miss it is through outright rebellion or a persistent unwillingness to believe. But for those who are looking to him with eyes of faith? Doors will remain open. He is planning them even now. All that’s left is to ask to recognize them, expect to see them, walk forward, and trust that he will get you through.