Open and Closed Doors
June 02, 2017
God’s Invisible Hand
The search for open doors comes during seasons of transition, discomfort, or even inspiration. The thing about transition is that it is an awkward place. We want God to open and shut doors in episodes of our lives but when you’re in between one place and another, you find yourself looking for that open door. You can’t get from where you are to where you want to be unless you go through a door.
All it takes is one step to access it and everything in that room changes.
You can be in a room of brokenness one minute and just one step away from brokenness to wholeness in a moment’s time. All it takes is a door. You can be in a place of sorrow and grief one moment, and God can make the transition where you walk through the door to a place of joy and peace and contentment. All it takes is one step to access it and everything in that room changes.
Doors in the Bible are very important. Open doors give you access to something. Shut doors means you don’t have access. The Lord is your doorkeeper. He opens doors and He shuts doors. And if you trust Him, He’s going to let you have the access to His plan and His purpose for your life.
Almost all sin can be traced to an open door
Sometimes a shut door is for protection, but sometimes a shut door is for privacy. He opens doors to give you access to something or someone. Almost all sin can be traced to an open door that you opened to someone or something that moved into your life because you opened the door. There are some doors that need to open for you, some places you’re supposed to be, and some things you’re supposed to do.
God’s Protection and Provision
1. For your protection
The destroyer may be assigned to your home to destroy it and you may be fearful of what the destroyer would love to do to your little family. But I’m proclaiming protection over your family and over your life. Don’t you let fear torment you. Don’t let the enemy tell you something happened and it’s going to come back and haunt you again. The Lord is your doorkeeper and He’s watching your house.
2. Sometimes God moves the door
Since the Lord is our doorkeeper, sometimes He moves the door. When He speaks, the door moves. There are some people God does not want to have access to you and yours anymore. God can come with a word and at the sound of His voice the doorposts move. It was here. Sometimes God moves the door and now they don’t have access. Every open door to someone matters.
Have you ever opened the door to someone and wished you hadn’t? I’ve discovered every time God gives a significant word, my door moves. And if some people have access to you, they will cause you to abort what God wants you to give birth to. They’ll rob you of your faith
3. Sometimes, the new door brings new challenges
The people you surround yourself with in transition is critical. You need people who call you to your highest place, people around you who modify your behavior for the better. You need people who don’t take you down the wrong road.
4. Sometimes, new open doors mean new neighbors
When you go through an open door it is very likely that you will find yourself in a new place. When this happens, it is a guarantee that new people are coming into your life. Blessing people, spirit people. You had a lot of flesh people before but now you need some spirit people. Power relationships. Kingdom connections.
5. God can shut the door to poverty and open the door to prosperity.
This year doesn’t have to be like every other year. Why don’t you just say, “Lord, I believe You’re opening brand new doors, brand new people, brand new resources into my life.”
My question is this: What doors are staring you in the face today? What doors do you need opened? Are there open doors calling your name? Or are there doors that you feel closing and you don’t know what to think? Let’s talk.
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account_circle Kefilwe Tsheko
Amazing message! I often can't discern when a door is being opened and when it's been shut. If I do sense a door being opened or shut, I also don't get much courage to move forward, I start doubting. I guess what I'm trying to say is I find it hard to hear from God and hence sometimes not sure what to do. How would I know that indeed it's God leading me through a certain door?
account_circle Christine Mulwa
I would like to enrol on online courses and I would love to have some guidance on opening of new doors coz l want to close a door in my life that has been a big distraction
account_circle Mandy Spencer
How do you get a door to open when you feel it's time to move?