Is every door an entry and an exit?
Doors can mean two things. From an entry to an exit. An opportunity or ending. Where every door has a key. One that locks you in or unlocks your future. But only within ourselves can we discover the boundary to go beyond. Either way we can discover talent or none. What is the double meaning of a door you may be standing at?
Perhaps you have been knocking at the same door for a long time. You have the choice to keep knocking or give up. At times the door may not be locked, you might simply be afraid to turn the handle.
1| Open Door – An Opportunity
When we stumble across opportunities, our eyes light up and we immediately feel inspired. As we hope our lives will become instantly better.
- Real opportunities in life often come wrapped up with obstacles and hurdles.
- Real opportunities are unseen until we look back and wishfully ponder over why we spent so much time deliberating instead of acting.
- Real opportunites slip away because we cannot fathom the hard work needed to get us to the place we long to be.
Your key to open any door of opportunity is weighing up knowing or remaining in wonder. Chances come along not the way we expect them to be dressed up. But that difficult situation or high pressured period could be your biggest opportunity.
2| Closed Door – Ending
None of us look ahead towards closures or endings with glee. In fact, we often find the rug beneath us shifting as we sway towards insecurity and change.
- Learning to cope is one of the keys to lock the door to endings or closures in our relationships and milestones.
- Learning to let go and separate from our attachment as we experience and prepare ourselves for goodbye.
- Learning to take every step away from a terminated circumstance gradually as we learn how to make every ending with confidence, strength and a tinge of happy memories.
Your key is being resilient as you become aware and more in touch of your situation and reactions to your emotions.
Every door – open or closed can point towards an opportunity or an ending.
Beyond this there could be a new beginning from the open or closed door.
But, it is all about how you view the door.
The one thing I know I can trust is that if Christ says He is at the door knocking (Revelation 3:20), then surely I must trust that He knows what the ‘door’ means.
I feel like I am standing in between an open and closed door.
I might have a choice to make.
Honestly though, we all would prefer God would step in and make the choice for us.
For a moment, I am reminded of the vision John witnessed…
A DOOR INTO HEAVEN
A glimpse of the Throne.
A glimpse of the rainbow encircling the Throne.
A glimpse of eternal hope.
If I choose to trust Christ right now…
I can be certain, that I do not know what will happen next … but GOD knows EVERYTHING.
Which door will you choose?
Look around in despair or look up in hope? Right now which door are you looking at? This extract from the Book of Revelation is the vision John had of standing in heaven.
A Door into Heaven (Revelation 4:1-8) The Voice
After I wrote down these messages, I saw a door standing open in heaven and heard again the first voice that sounded like a trumpet.
A Voice: Come up here, and I will show you what must happen after this.
John’s next vision begins when he sees an open door in heaven. What happens next would be impossible for John to imagine.
Immediately I was caught up in the Spirit, and I saw a throne that stood in heaven and One seated on the throne. The One enthroned gleamed like jasper and carnelian, and a rainbow encircled the throne with an emerald glow. Encircling that great throne were twenty-four smaller thrones with twenty-four elders clothed in white robes with wreaths fashioned of gold on their heads. Out of the great throne came flashes of lightning, sounds of voices, and peals of thunder. In front of the great throne, seven torches were ablaze, which are the seven Spirits of God. Also in front of the throne was a glassy sea of shimmering crystal.
In the midst of the throne and encircling the throne were four living creatures, covered all over with eyes, front to back. The first living creature was like a lion, the second creature was like an ox, the third creature had a face like the face of a human, and the fourth creature was like an eagle in full flight. These four living creatures, each of which had six wings and was covered with eyes—eyes on the outside and on the inside—did not cease chanting. All day and night they were singing.
Four Living Creatures: Holy, holy, holy
Is the Lord God who is the All Powerful,
who was, and who is, and who is coming.