There Is Only One Way to Be Free

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You can’t walk through the doors of opportunity God has planned for you until you walk out of the prisons that hold you back.

“I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved” (John 10:9 NASB).

You’ll encounter lots of doors in your life. You’ll find doors to happiness, doors to sadness, doors to success, and doors to failure. Some doors are traps, and others are opportunities.

Your success in life largely depends on which doors you decide to walk through. The Bible has a lot to say about these doors. In fact, you’ll find the word door throughout the Bible, often used as a metaphor for opportunities.

We often go through the wrong doors, or maybe we miss the right ones. But there’s one door you just can’t afford to miss: the door to freedom.

Freedom is a big deal to God. He doesn’t want you enslaved to guilt, resentment, grief, or anything else. He wants you to live free.

The biggest prisons in life aren’t physical. They’re the mental prisons in your mind. Maybe it’s a relationship you feel trapped in. Maybe it’s debt that you can’t escape. Maybe it’s a habit you can’t seem to shake. Maybe it’s a tradition that holds you back. Maybe it’s a painful memory you can’t forget.

No matter what kind of prison you’re in, you need a way out. You can’t enter the doors of opportunity God has planned for you until you walk out of the prisons that hold you back and through the door to freedom. 

In John 10:9, Jesus says something really important about the door of freedom: “I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved” (NASB).

Jesus doesn’t just want to show you the door to freedom. He is the door to that freedom. He is the only way to live free!

Talk It Over

What makes it hard to determine whether a door is a trap or a positive opportunity?

What does freedom mean to you? Where in your life do you need to find freedom?

What’s holding you back from accepting the freedom that Jesus offers through faith in him?

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This devotional © 2019 by Rick Warren. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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