I recently had to close a door on an activity that had been part of my life for 10 years. It was something that I thought would be there forever. Something changed though. Some new people came and the dynamic changed. I’m not saying that it was good or bad but something had changed for me. Maybe I had changed. I spent a lot of time in prayer about it and I got a very clear message. It was time for me to move on and close this door.
I have seen a lot of closed doors in my life. Some have been closed for me while others I chose to close. Sometimes it’s really hard for me to close a door. I struggle with self esteem and I worry about someone not liking me if I close the door. What if I want to go back and the door won’t open? It’s deep rooted high school stuff but it’s something that I pray about regularly and hope to at some point be more comfortable with.
I have had many hills and valleys in my life. I know that my growth has come when things have been the hardest. It’s through those experiences that I have leaned on God the most and learned what true faith is about. Life is not lived from mountain top to mountain top. It’s through the hills and valleys that we learn the most. Passion fades, marriages sour, and health decreases. What do we do with that? God wants us to stick and see what door will open next, not quit!
My favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”. I’m thankful for all of the doors that God has given me. I’m thankful for the Grace He gives me daily. I’m even looking forward to opening the next door and seeing what challenges he will bring me next. For that, I am truly thankful.
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