“For I know the plans I have for you…”

 

Sometimes you see an opportunity you were made for. You see a door that has to be there just for you to run through it. It’s the perfect color, size, shape. There is no doubt in your mind you should grab the handle and burst through to find exactly what you were wanting there for the taking. Then, the unthinkable: the door is locked. Wait, what? That can’t be… You jiggle the handle. You think, “Maybe they just forgot to unlock it. I better knock.” You knock and wait. Nothing. Maybe nobody heard you. You knock harder. Nope. Desperate, you start pounding on the door when you realize, it’s not your door. No. The sinking sadness makes you feel sick to your stomach. “But that is MY door. It’s exactly what I have been looking for.” Here is where you have a choice: You stay stuck on the doorstep, bitter and angry, waiting for something about the situation to change OR you change. You get up, wipe your eyes, and realize it’s not the only door you can walk through. Not only that, it was designed for someone else who has that key.

Today, I realized I was knocking at the wrong door. When I had this epiphany, I was sad at first. Then I heard God tell me, “For I know the plans I have for you… plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Now, you can be someone who doesn’t believe in God or is unsure what you believe, but if you are connected with truth and the universe around you, you will understand the shift I had in this moment. I am not in control of every single aspect of my life. There is a lot I can do to step into a full life of contentment and joy but I cannot control each experience I want to have. I have the power to say yes and have a positive attitude, but the more I fight nature, the universe, God, the more I stay stuck. I am not willing to be stuck. I choose to see the truth- that is not my door. I choose to be happy for the person who’s door that is. I choose to keep searching for the door that was made for me and remember that God has a plan for my life. It’s a plan that gives me hope. May you find your door and have faith in your future.

“I choose to see the truth- that is not my door. I choose to be happy for the person who’s door that is. I choose to keep searching for the door that was made for me and remember that God has a plan for my life.”

2 Comments

  1. Linda Gassert

    Oh how I wish I could remember these words “to have faith” more often when I face challenges. I will carry these words with me today as a gift.

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