Closed Doors


Now that I have finished my masters, I feel like the world is an open door. However, I keep asking myself when will be the right time to use it and the right door to walk through? Should I use it towards a new job or let it come out naturally in my life right now?  Yesterday morning, I was reading from a daily devotional book, that my good friend Jenn recommended to me, and I found this particular reading answering my question. I wanted to share it you.

“When you are unsure which course to take, totally submit your own judgment to that of the Spirit of God, asking him to shut every door except the right one. But meanwhile keep moving ahead and consider the absence of a direct indication from God to be the evidence of His will that you are on His path. And as you continue down the long road, you will find that He has gone before you, locking doors you otherwise would have been inclined to enter. Yet you can be sure that somewhere beyond the locked doors it one He has left unlocked. And when you open it and walk through, you will find yourself face to face with a turn in the river of opportunity–one that is broader and deeper than anything you ever dared to imagine, even in your wildest dreams. So set sail on it, because it flows to the open sea.”

–Horace Bushnell, July 31 in “Streams in the Desert – 366 Daily Devotional Readings”

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