These are the Doors of our Lives

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.


About redneckliber

I am finding joy in the journey of home schooling my 6 children. We have our faults and foibles just like everyone else, but we are trying to have a blast. I write about our life and whats on my mind. I hope you enjoy it.
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One Response to These are the Doors of our Lives

  1. Lisa says:

    I enjoyed your thoughts on this “cliche.” It is one that I have often thought about. The imagery is powerful. Sometimes though, the light of the door that has recently closed had been casting so much light into the hallway that when it closes, and that light is shut in behind the door, you notice that down the hall a ways there is light shining through a doorway from a room that you hadn’t noticed. If the old door weren’t closed you would never had been drawn to the light from the room of the other open door. I think in life we have many doors open to us. Not all doors need opening. And sometimes we have to be the ones to close a door. And it might be hard to close because we have to kick things out of the way, but just as we are given the power to open doors in life we are given the power to close them. But, often times we are afraid of letting that light out of our dimly lit hallway when that door closes. “Is there another door open? Will I be able to open another door?” you may ask yourself. Well, lucky for us the Savior has put a nightlight in the hall to guide us. Faith comes from knowing that when we are left to venture down the hall we are never really alone; He will guide us. Faith to open or close…that is the real question.

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