I’m sure you’ve heard the sweet and encouraging phrase “When God closes a door He opens a window.”
Well, I think that’s a bunch of hooey. That’s right H-O-O-E-Y.
Why do I think it’s hooey?
Because we don’t serve a God of second best. He’s not looking to slam the door on amazing opportunities only to open a little window of lesser things.
No, if He closes a door and we’re following where He’s leading… He will open a garage door, a warehouse door, He’ll flat out knock down all the walls. Or maybe He’ll take the roof right off.
Why am I telling you this and picking apart the semantics of a nice phrase that never did anyone harm?
Because I want us to have a right perspective on the opportunities or lack thereof in our lives. God doesn’t sit in heaven playing whack-a-mole with our dreams. He is a gentle and skilled carpenter who knows what is needed in order to reveal the most beautiful you.
When I “lose” an opportunity, it is for my good. It might not be for our immediate gratification, comfort, pride, safety or wealth. But it is for our good. And His glory. And His glory IS our good.
I love what my friend Liz wrote on Twitter awhile back:
God works all things together for good in the end. If it isn’t good yet, thats because it isn’t the end.
— Elizabeth Griffin (@larkandbloom) October 31, 2012
“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” Eph 3:20-21dLeave a Comment