God is has been really been speaking to me recently about walking through the doors that He opens. Sometimes the only way to discover God’s will is to practice what I believe is called “stepping out and finding out.” I believe if we have prayed about something and still don’t seem to know 100% what to do, I believe God is wanting us to simply take a step of faith. It’s like God is showing us that trusting Him is like standing before a automatic door. We can stand and look at the door all day, but it won’t open until we take a step forward and trigger the thing that opens it. “A wide door of opportunity for effectual service has opened to me and there are many adversaries.” 1 Corinthians 16:9
There are times in life when we must take a step forward in order to find out, one way or the other, what we should do. Some doors open as soon as we take a step of faith and others never open no matter what we do. When God opens the door, then we need to be obedient and just go through it. If He does not open the door, then be satisfied to take another direction. But we can not let fear trap us in total inactivity.
It’s one thing to recognize an open door, but it’s an entirely different thing to actually walk through it. God may be speaking to us right now. We might thinking that we’re not sure if we should walk through this door. Many times, it’s the devil that has hung a curtain of “fear” over the opening. However, the same God who gave you the awareness of the door to begin with will also give you wisdom, knowledge, and courage to walk through it.
We need to keep going forward in faith, searching for what God wants us to do. Walk boldly through the doors God opens for us, and don’t become discouraged when He closes one.