Devotional: Closed Doors

Christian Devotion about walking by faith despite closed doors



"For the vision is yet for an appointed time and it hastens to the end [fulfilment]; it will not deceive or disappoint. Though it tarry, wait [earnestly] for it, because it will surely come; it will not be behindhand on its appointed day." Habakkuk 2:3 (AMPC)

I believe God showed me the importance of not giving up despite the closed doors in my life.

One day I was shown this picture in my mind of a big white house with steps leading up to a big door. I opened the door and saw a long hallway with many closed doors off it on either side. I walked down this hallway, maybe expecting a door to open. None of the doors opened for me. I had a choice. I could sit down where I was and give up, or I could continue to walk down this hallway. As I continued to walk down, I saw near the end another short hallway just off the main one, with an open door for me to walk through. Had I stopped and given up, I would never have seen the open door further down.

I believe that's how it is with us. When God plants a vision in our lives, it doesn't come into full reality straight away, but it's worked out over time. We often may come up against closed doors. If we give up and think maybe we never heard right in the first place, we would never come into the new opportunities God has for us. We need to continue to walk by faith, knowing God is moving us in this direction, even when it seems nothing is happening. The vision will never come into reality if we don't continue walking, trusting in God.

© By M.S.Lowndes


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