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The open door that was there all the time


Open door Kreg Steppe/Flickr/Creative Commons

God will provide many open doors. Photo: Kreg Steppe/Flickr/Creative Commons

Recently, I read an article with a great analogy regarding personal breakthrough in our lives.
The author had been exploring an old abandoned house and heard a frantic buzzing sound coming from the living room.

He entered the room to witness a frustrated fly banging its tiny body against the living room window again and again determined to get to  the other side.

Its perseverance was admirable.  The  fly could clearly see what it wanted through the window — green grass, flowers and sunshine.

The frustration of being trapped inside the house fueled its endless attempts to get out.

In an effort to free the fly from its prison the writer opened the front door to let it out.

The frantic insect remained unaware of the golden opportunity just a few feet away and the efforts being made to redirect its attention to the open door.

There is a very simple truth here.

I am sure that I am not the only one who has been so intent on one thing or one way to achieve a goal that we have missed an opportunity that was well within our reach.

Regardless if it is job related, a ministry opportunity or a small personal goal, we need to be more aware of our surroundings. Understanding that God is not limited to just one avenue or way of doing things is crucial to the fulfillment of the purpose and plans He has for us.

Paul encourages us:

“To know and understand what is the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His power in and for us who believe, as demonstrated in the working of His mighty strength” (Ephesians 1:19)

When we mess up and miss our golden opportunity (the open door that is well within our reach), we need to realize God is not limited to just one way or single opportunity.

The Creator of the universe is not a machine but wildly, creative. God always has our best interests at heart. Paul exhorts the Ephesians to believe for those things that were above and beyond their comprehension and circumstances.

“Now to Him Who by the power that is at work within us, is able (to do super abundantly, far over and above all that we (dare) ask or think (infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes or dreams)” – Ephesians 3:20 (AMP)

God is well able to create many opportunities and open doors through various avenues.  He is not limited to just one way of doing things.

There is more than one way to fulfill His purpose for our lives.

There always has been.

We just have to pay attention.

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