Often times when a door opens up, we think it must be God’s way of saying, “This is the way you should go.” This is especially true if we’re in a desperate situation. We’re looking for the quickest way out and asking God for help.
Let’s say that suddenly I lost all my clients and couldn’t find a job. Then a buddy of mine tells me he heard they’re hiring at the strip joint across town. I could start right away and make $900 a week.
This is clearly an open door. Is God telling me I should take it?
Of course, no. There would be some pretty blatant moral conflicts if I took a job like this. It’s simply an open door and nothing more.
When any opportunity presents itself, we must weigh the opportunity’s pros and cons, see if it aligns with our mission and values, and seek counsel.
Conversely, too often we blame God for missed opportunities and say things like, “God closed the door.” Have we forgotten the Biblical principles of perseverance, patience, and long-suffering?
Let’s determine in advance what direction we want to go. That way we won’t be distracted by doors that are either opened or closed.
Question: Have you ever been distracted by doors that are either opened or closed?