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I think we have all heard the saying that when God closes a door, He opens a window. It is usually spoken to encourage someone who has had something not work out in their life.
However we do not hear much about God opening doors.
Today I want to share a little about what I have learned about God opening doors. You see, although encouraging people is important, I think people need to understand how to tell if God is opening a door or not in the first place.
So let’s take a look at the heart of God towards you, the way He opens doors, how He prepares you to enter into that door, and the confidence you can have about those open doors.
The Open Door Bible Verse
8 “I know all the things you do, and I have opened a door for you that no one can close. You have little strength, yet you obeyed my word and did not deny me.
The first thing you have to realize and allow to minister to your heart is that God is all knowing and all powerful. That is called omniscient and omnipotent.
He knows everything you have done both the good and the bad.
Don’t get concerned.
That means that He knows your strengths and weaknesses and can plan ahead so that you can walk into a new season in your life that you are uniquely prepared for.
So when God brings you an open door, one of the signs is that you recognize that what you have done in your path, your works, have prepared you for this new adventure that is being opened up for you.
God is also all powerful.
Notice that He says that no one can close the door He has opened. I have found this to be true.
When God opens a door, man may try to get in the way, or you may miss it the first time, but it will remain open until you walk through it.
Why Does God Open Doors?
This is causes by believing that God really does not have their best in mind. They believe that somehow following God through open doors will lead to disaster and calamity and that they will hate what the door brings.
This is far from the truth.
31 What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us?
God is not against us, He is for us. He wants the best for us. He wants to give us a life that He knows will be fulfilling for us. There is no trickery or ulterior motives with God.
Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.
So the reason of why God opens doors is simple.
He does it to give us good gifts.
He does it for our best in life.
He does it because He is a good father who wants only the best for His kids.