“When one door closes, another opens….” ~Alexander Graham Bell
“When one door closes, God opens a window.” ~Unknown
I am not a big subscriber to those two thoughts. I think doors are shut for a reason but we like to cut out our own doors and windows to escape the very place God wants us to be.
Why do we always need to escape the place we are in?
Hebrews 12:1-3 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
When I was a child we moved every time life got too tough for my mom to handle. She would get all excited, talk about her new plans, our new opportunities. The house would be new, the job would be different but nothing changed. All of the baggage from life was packed in our boxes and moved right along with us.
Maybe, doors close or never existed because we are suppose to be exactly where we are. There are things that need to be taken care of before we can move on. There are times we are called to be still and know our God. As it says in Hebrews 12 there are a few things that need to be done in order to run the race He has prepared for us.