What is a door?
It is an object that hides, protects or blocks out. It can block out the wind and cold elements. It can protect our privacy, and it can hide messes we don’t want others to see.
I would like to build on the cliche of “When one door closes another opens”. An analogy if you will.
Imagine your life as a long hallway full of doors. Some Gigantic, and others microscopic.
As we pass through a time of extreme change in our lives and a door behind us closes, we can find our self in a long and dimly lit hallway. Here is where I need to expand on the saying, “As one door closes another opens but you need to do the work to find that open door”
If we stand in front of the recently closed door too long we will find it hard to breath, and our legs will get tired from standing. We need to be brave enough to move out into the dimly lit hallway and start to try opening doors.
As we travel down this hallway of doors we will notice doors of different sizes. Some will be humongous and others will be tiny. Some we have yet to grow and mature into being able to open. Some we have already outgrown and have no need for re-opening.
Here is the kicker, some of the knobs we try will be locked. In fact we may try many many doors before we find one that is not locked. The real test is to keep trying doors until we find one that is open. We may grow discouraged, impatient, or anxious at the thought of never seeing light again.
But hold strong you will find an unlocked door, you have to keep trying, keep moving forward, or stretch to reach the knob.