Have you ever walked past a cracked door and wondered what was behind it? I find myself doing this all the time. I will usually end up walking past the same cracked door a few times and wonder, what in the world could be hidden behind the door. It could be completely dark and I would still take a peek because I want to know what is behind the door. Isn’t this the same way we feel about the calling of God upon our life?
I know there has been many times in my life where I have tried to peek and even open a cracked door that was never meant to be touched. The door looked so promising and looked like a perfect door for me and I felt compelled to open it. Sometimes I feel like we can get so caught up in opening a promised door but it wasn’t our promised door to open. If YOU have to open the door then the door was never promised for you. The problem with opening someone else’s door is that we actually take away from their promises and try to do their calling when God never called us to that door. This is why we have to learn the art of patience.
It is hard to be patient and wait. I look over my life and the times that I have tried to open a door that was cracked. I will never forget starting Transition Furniture when there were many door cracking moments. I would always want to move faster and dream bigger and force doors to open into the future. I could never live in the present door that WAS OPENED for me. I learned an important lesson: Moving from cracked door to cracked door only holds you back and never leads you further into the future. If you learn to live in the present door that WAS OPENED FOR YOU, then the other doors will open and you will not have to worry about a cracked door.
Be careful of cracked doors. The cracked doors look promising but they are only traps to hold you back from the future. Learn to live in the present and stay faithful to the opened door in front of you.