Today, my husband and I went to the local grocery store and I found one of my favorite magazines: DaySpring’s Everyday Faith, Summer 2020. I read some articles until one famous quote from Catherine Marshall: Often God has to shut a door in our face so that he can subsequently open the door through which he wants us to go. This quote made me wonder why God opens doors. The question is – what does He mean by opening the doors? Let’s discuss 7 reasons why God opens the doors.
7 Reasons Why God Opens the Doors
1) God shows us a opportunity.
When God opens a door – “Opportunity”, you will wonder curiously what kind of His opportunity is. Perhaps, His opportunity is like God’s Gift. “The Lord opened a door of opportunity” ~ 2 Corinthians 2:12b. He wants you to take His opportunity and accept it. If you don’t know what kind of opportunity the Lord is trying to give you, then you should try to take it because you never know what kind of opportunity it is.
2) God provides us His care and love.
God opens the door called “Care and Love”: you want to know why God gives you His care and love. He wants you to know that He cares about you and that He loves you. More importantly, you’ll need to accept His care and love once His door opens for you. If you close an opened door from God, you’ll probably disappoint Him. “Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.” ~ 1 Peter 5:7
3) God helps us through tough times.
You ask God for His help since you’ve been through hard times. God opens a door, you are welcome to talk with Him about your problem. He is a good listener, believe this. Once you talk with God about something you want to share, He will take care of your problem and let you rest. “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” ~ Matthew 7:7
4) God offers his good counseling.
Maybe someone confuses you with something you may not like or you may not feel comfortable, so you seek counseling from God. He comes to listen how you feel, and the Holy Spirit helps guide you to go toward your paths. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” ~ Proverbs 3:5-7
5) God calls on us.
For some reason, God opens the door in order to call on us. Perhaps, God wants us to do His work like we are willing to help other people to be saved and go into God’s opened door where they are welcomed. It’s our spiritual responsibility to share the Good news about Jesus Christ and help unsaved people to accept Jesus Christ. “For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.” ~ Philippians 2:13
6) God is welcoming us to His home.
God encourages us to come home with Him where we are welcomed. Continuing to walk in faith with God is very important. If God closes the door, then He has a good reason. “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.” ~ Rev. 3:20
7) God wants us to learn His Word.
While God opens the door, He wants us to learn His Word and read with Him daily. Since we read the Bible every day, we grow our spiritual relationship with Him and walk humbly. If we do not come to read the Bible every day and do not know Him, God has a reason to close a door. It doesn’t necessarily mean that He does not love us. He expects us to continue reading the Bible in result of growing our knowledge about God. “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” ~ Colossians 3:16
Consequently, we should accept whenever God opens the doors for us because He wants to show us something very important. While reading 7 reason why God opens the doors, you might appreciate that God is very good to us. Most often, He closes what we are seeking for our own selfish desires, because He has something truly better in mind.
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