A story by Bree Rossi
“If it’s God’s will, he’ll open a door.”
We’ve all heard that before, haven’t we? Whether in a sermon or from friends or family, we’re constantly told that, if it’s God’s will, he’ll open doors and make it clear to us which path to take.
I, on the other hand, have not found this to be the case. I’ve stared at doors I was sure would open, only to have them remain almost glued shut. One particular day, while thinking about how in the world I was going to go on a mission trip I felt called to when I had no financial means, God spoke to me. It was really more of a picture than a word, but what I saw was one of those automatic opening doors—you know, like the ones you see in malls and grocery stores and the like.
These are the doors that stay shut. That look shut. That are shut…at least until you get close enough to activate them into moving. And God told me that faith is a lot like that. Some doors will stay closed until we have enough faith to approach them. To believe in what God has said, despite all of our circumstances, and just believe that the door will open. If we can muster up the faith to run full speed toward a closed door, our same faith can swing that door wide open.
Today, let’s activate our faith and open some doors!
Nehemiah 4: When Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, he became angry and was greatly incensed. He ridiculed the Jews, 2 and in the presence of his associates and the army of Samaria, he said, “What are those feeble Jews doing? Will they restore their wall? Will they offer sacrifices? Will they finish in a day? Can they bring the stones back to life from those heaps of rubble—burned as they are?” 3 Tobiah the Ammonite, who was at his side, said, “What they are building—even a fox climbing up on it would break down their wall of stones!"
This story from Bree which Michelle from Faithful Workouts shared today actually reminds me of Nehemiah in the Bible. He had to take a step of faith just to ask permission from his boss to go build the wall around Jerusalem and he trusted that God would change his boss’s heart to allow him to go fulfill this tremendous task. Then when his boss said yes, go build your wall, Nehemiah had to take action to fulfill this huge task although there were some very challenging circumstances. There was a lot of opposition, negativity and naysayers. Is there something you feel God asking you to do but you’re waiting for him to open the door before taking a step to respond to His call? Then when He actually opens the door are you moving forward with action despite the challenges?
Perhaps He wants you to step forward in faith and then He will move and not only that believe that He will continue to guide and support you throughout the challenges and obstacles.
Keep your ears tuned in to His voice and if He's asking you to move, get going and He will be there with you helping to make a difference in people's lives.
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I’m always praying for you and your journey to better health,