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Inspired Living

Soul Food (Open Doors or Open Windows?)

Sarah Stanley

Welcome to Soul Food. Each Sunday on this site we focus on healthy living by reflecting on our soul and God. For if we neglect that, we have lost everything. (Luke 9:25 and Matthew 16:26) Last week, I saw a random photo with the caption "waiting for doors to open." Now this was just a description for people waiting for doors to open for an event, but it profoundly struck me. How many times in real life do we wait for doors to open but forget all about the open window?

We wait for doors to open. We pray for for the door to be pried open. We get frustrated when the door doesn't open. Doors, doors, doors. But perhaps we've totally missed the open window? A window that is letting in the fresh air? A window that shows us a beautiful sunrise or sunset? A window that let's us see the great things in store for us?

How many times do we have the answer in our head and the answer that God gives us is totally different? What we think we need/want is usually different then what God has in mind for us. We have to accept that the open window is God's answer just as much as the open door.

There have been so many times in my life when I've been searching, waiting, praying, begging for doors to open. But looking back I can see some open windows that I ignored or chose not to open. Because what I wanted wasn't what God wanted for me. And that's the great thing about our journey in faith- we never stop learning or growing.

And so, next time you and I are busy searching for that open door, it might just be wise for us to look over and see the open window.

 

Photo credit: dorena-wmm