I know your works. Because you have limited strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name, look, I have placed before you an open door that no one is able to close.
We have all had doors shut in our face. Just when we thought we were about to enter something promising or find an answer we needed, a door closed to prevent us from entering. While closed doors can be very discouraging, they are also a sign of direction. If God isn’t in it, your answer is not behind it. When He is directing you, He places an open door that no one can close before you.
God knows our works. If we have been disobedient to His word or have denied His name, He will direct us to a door of repentance before He places us in front of a door of opportunity. He knows our limited strength, and He will become the strength we need to move us along in the process. If big doors don’t open, trust the small doors that do until you get where you need to be. We gain something through every door God opens for us that we need for the next door, so do not despise the day of small things. You never know where an open door might lead.
If you are praying for direction today, trust the open door God places in front of you. If He has closed a door, realize that He is not behind that one. If God is not in it, you don’t want it! You can trust Him to direct you because He wants you to succeed. He is not setting you up for failure, nor is He giving you false hope. He may take you on a detour, but your success is important to Him. Trust the doors He opens, and simply walk away from the ones He closes. He is our guide, and we must know Him, follow Him, and trust Him. May He open doors for us in the new year that help us grow, flourish, and advance His kingdom.
Have a blessed day!