But He commanded the skies to open; He opened the doors of heaven.
How many of us are waiting for God to do something? How often do we just plunder through doors thinking we have the right way to go when in reality God has something better waiting for us if we just become patient in His presence and wait on Him. Of course we have all heard at some point or another, “Are you waiting on God or is He waiting on you?” It’s the age old question and here is the answer I found in the Bible: Isaiah 30:18
[ Blessings for the Lord’s People ] So the Lord must wait for you to come to Him so He can show you His love and compassion. For the Lord is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for His help. We have to seek God out for our desires but then we must wait on Him before we move.
Wow! What a fresh revelation to see as I am writing this very blog. The reason I wrote on the subject of doors and patience is because tonight I was given a prayer about 5 doors being set in front of me and I am just waiting. I know what is behind each door and I have the freedom to choose which one I will open. They are all good and will lead to God, however, I am patiently waiting for God to choose just the right door for me. He is honored by my patience. It was a pretty cool word to have spoken to me and I knew right away what it pertained to, my books.
I have been at a standstill for quite some time concerning the publishing of my books and I could probably come up with a hundred schemes on how to get them published by now, but I am waiting on God. In my standing and waiting, $800 has been provided and I know there is more provision to come. I know that I cannot rush this. I am also secure in God enough to know He has a much better plan behind whatever door He opens than I do.
I know it never seems easy to wait. I personally never considered myself to be a patient person, however, looking back at my life, I guess I have been. I have stood in places of my life where others would have ran far away. I have chosen not to move when I easily could have made my own choices and gone off the deep end. I see a pattern now looking back, the more I just waited for God in my circumstances, the greater the reward.
Now here I am standing with these five doors set before me and I will continue to lay it all down in surrender and allow God to open the perfect door for me. I am placing Do Not Disturb signs on each of the doors so as not to be tempted to open them up just to see what the possibilities are. What are you waiting on God for? Have you even brought it to His attention and sought out His grace? What would you do if you had the choice to open the doors? Waiting on the Lord is never easy, especially with this free will of ours, yet the reward is so much greater when we allow the Creator of our life to move us in the direction of our destiny.