We have all been taught to look for “doors of opportunity”, you know “when one door closes another will open”. Some of us have tried crawling through windows, picking the lock and even breaking down the door when we want to get through. Others have stood in dismay when a long standing door closes and shuts off a huge part of their life.
Here is a new question – what if we are looking at a door that really isn’t a door at all? What if it is just a “painted door”. Not a door that is painted . . . a wall that is painted to “look” like a door. What if that painted door is so well done that everyone tries going through only to be embarrassed to find that it is just a painting and not a real door? Paintings can be deceptive if they are really done well. 3D paintings can even be more tricky.
Are you attracted to a certain door because of how it is painted? Are you avoiding other doors because they are chipped and peeling? Are you avoiding heavy doors that are hard to open? Are you looking for fancy doors or automatic doors?
As you look down the hallway of life, make sure the doors you approach are real. Make sure to listen to God’s whisper in which door to go through. Just because a door is fancy doesn’t mean that it is right.
Remember, it may not be a door at all . . .