Finding The Open Door (The Good Life)
As Christians, we spend a lot of time praying and praising. A resultant effect of this is that God consistently opens doors we need to be opened up for us.
In the book of revelation, Jesus Christ wrote a letter to each of seven churches. To one of these churches, he wrote that because they have been faithful in the face of massive opposition, adversities and temptations, he was setting an open door before them that no man can shut.
“I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.” –Revelation 3:8
This verse, the preceding one and the subsequent five verses is Jesus Christ promising an underdog church that henceforth, he will be rooting for them. With Him in their corner, they were to be unconquerable, sufficiently provided for and shielded from all evil. This was to be the benefit of them living their lives for Christ.
Before you say a word of prayer, there are consequences for every action you take. That is the principle of sowing and reaping. You cannot treat everyone wrongly and go home, get on your knees and pray to God to keep taking care of you while you are disobeying the most basic of all laws; love your neighbor as yourself.
You live an upright life, you never stop praising God, you always pray to him for all you need, and He has answered your prayers. He has shut all doors of destruction before you and open only doors to abundance, goodness and greatness for you. What is your next line of action?
A potential is not a guarantee of fruition. A possibility left unfulfilled is not different from an impossibility. An open door to which one doesn’t enter might as well have been left shut.
Thanks to Grace, Faith, Action and Reaction, Christ has left before you an open door, say amen and wrap up your prayers because He has answered them already. The time has come for you to find that open door and walk through it to the other side, where lies all your blessings.
Don’t be blinded by unbelief, don’t be a victim of self-doubt, don’t be that guy that knows so much history that he ends up never rewriting his story. If the mist of bias and fear is obstructing your, pray for guidance to find that open door.
If inexperience and lack of information or preparedness is a stumbling block, drop all you are doing aside and focus on training and preparing yourself for what lies beyond that open door. As I have heard repeatedly, good luck is opportunity meeting preparedness.
Christ has placed an open door before you, it is your duty to find that open door, walk through it and enjoy what is on the other side.