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I’m not a big “cliche” gal.  I am more into facts and simply-stated truths.  Here’s one that bugs me:  “When one door closes, another opens.”  Or its reverse:  “When one door opens, another closes.” REALLY???
Is it really that simple?  When you find a door that is locked tight, then another just appears beside it standing wide open for you??  In my forty-something years, I don’t think I have encountered such ease with doors.

Remember the game show “Let’s Make a Deal?” when the game show host would put the delimma before the contestants, “Will it be Door Number 1, Door Number 2, ORRRR………Door Number 3?” while the clock ticks louder than the poor contestant’s heart.  What a challenge!  Then they would get a prize in range from basically nothing to a new car or tons of cash IF they chose the correct door. Talk about pressure!

Or what if you are EXPECTING a door to close and it remains open.  Actually, it opens wider and the very thing you THINK should happen doesn’t??? That’s a tough one.  That’s one I have recently encountered.  I wanted to slam the thing shut and lock it forever, but alas, it only opened wider and required someone special to me to walk through it.  REALLY???? This wasn’t how this scenario had played out in my mind??? An OPEN door???

But wait….
Who am I to question?
God whispers across my heart, You can only see just over the threshold of the door, but I can see alllll the way through to the other side.

Oh, yeah, THAT.

Or what if the scenario is reversed?  You are faced with a door cracked open and you are waiting, hoping to see if it is one you should enter.  It looks amazing inside, like a party happening, or a success awaiting, or a door to freedom, or even something akin to your dream come true.  And it shuts….you hear the loud, resounding, metallic, harsh click of the lock and you are disoriented now that what you THOUGHT should happen, never will.

But wait…..
God:  I can see allll the way through to the other side.  I know what’s behind door Number 2 for you, and it’s not My plan nor is it for your best.

Oh, yeah.  THAT.

And then the day comes where you encounter the door that opened to your dream come true, be it a job, spouse, new adventure, etc., and it hits you right in the face, right in your gut, right in your heart….

If I had rushed ahead and forced my way through…..
If I had not walked away from what I thought was the best…..
If I had not waited for the right door to open……
IF I HAD NOT LISTENED TO GOD WHISPER “I can see all the way through this door…..”

Then there would never be none of this……freedom, hope, joy in the right choice.

Here’s why I shouldn’t stress out about the doors of life.  Which to enter, which to walk away from:

Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

And neither should you!