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Open Doors- Closed Doors

Posted by admin December - 10 - 2015 - Thursday

I just talked with a friend of mine who is a college football coach. A new staff is taking over at his school and he is being let go. He’s been there for quite a while so it will be a very hard move to make… for him and his family.

Anytime we are forced to change location and/or job there is going to be some “cloudiness” out there. “Where do I go?” “What do I do?” I would encourage you to: PRAY FIRST! Before you make any plans, seek God and lay your situation at His feet. Ask Him for direction and guidance. Ask for help— never anything wrong with doing that. As Believers, we don’t have to go it alone. Whether it’s “walking in the Spirit” or simply seeking out a Brother or Sister-in-Christ, you shouldn’t go it alone. God doesn’t like “Lone Ranger” Christians!

Then, begin to praise Him! Yes! For Who He is and what He’s going to do for you! I’m rereading a little book that I bought years ago. It’s entitled There’s Dynamite in Praise by Don Gossett. Pastor Gossett reminded me how essential it is to praise (and thank) God in advance! for what He’s going to do. THAT is showing real faith/trust in His love; His power; His Holy Spirit to lead us where He wants us to go. Psalm 34 says to “praise Him at ALL times!”

So, a “door” opens. How do you know if it’s the one God wants you to go through? You don’t! But…. if you have been praying about this from the beginning and have been praising God for what He’s going to do… unless it is illegal, immoral or harmful, it may be time to step through that door and see what God has in store for you.

The Jeremiah 29 passage is always encouraging when it looks like we’re at a dead end. It may appear that God has forgotten you but He has not. Proverbs 3:5-6 is a great reminder to: “Trust the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight!” God will remove the obstacles in your path; open the door to a new adventure and bring you to your appointed goal.

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