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The Veil of the Door

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7


While attending a conference I noticed several creative and uniquely designed doors.  A conference speaker gave an illustration about the doors in his hometown, as well. A large photograph of local doors hung on the hotel room wall and sparked an interest. I began thinking of the many doors I have walked through.

I have entered and closed many doors. Zach and I have moved ten times. That is ten different doors to our homes. Of those doors, one stands far above the others in my mind.


A life of doors

Everyone walks through doors, some fade with time and others remain clear. Some take on some form of meaning. Within friendships, careers and relationships you have opened and closed doors. Some great friendships are established in a short time and develop, regardless of time and distance. Everyone has doors in their lives, both literally and figuratively.

Choosing the right door

What door is God behind? Do you remember the game show, “Is it door number one, number two or number three?”  Finding the door God is behind is not a game.  The doors of life you choose do matter and you have to live with the results. Carefully consider the right door.

Doors in the Bible

Two Bible verses address the subject of doors.  Revelation 3:20,

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.”

Matthew 7:7, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”

A godly door

Contrary to what some think, God is not talking about opening the door to a dream car. A heart truly seeking God seeks the door God has prepared. The Lord will guide you through the right door and into His will. Center your heart on God and be prepared for what he has to say. When He speaks, you will be ready to receive direction and have the ability to walk through the door He opens. Remember that the enemy seeks to derail you in your earnest pursuit of the door God has prepared. The enemy may try to distract you with another door that easily opens. He may dangle before you a beautiful and shiny door. Don’t be fooled!

You may have to push with all your might or stand at the door for a long time, but when God is in it, it is in your best interest to wait.

The unveiling

Go to the Lord in prayer for your life, your direction and your decisions. Are you seeking new doors of opportunity, new relationships or new endeavors? Is your heart truly seeking His will and leading? Are you seeking unrealistic or selfish doors? Allow God to unveil the wrong doors and ask him to open the doors He has prepared.

How has the veil of the door affected you? Share your comments below.

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