Sometimes, we don’t know what God is up to. We can only see part of the bigger picture, and it’s hard for us to see in the here and now what God is setting the stage for. When God shuts one door it’s because he has another door for us to go through, except sometimes it’s not right away. I have heard the phrase “until God opens the next door, I will praise him in the hallway”
How many times in our life do we find ourselves in the “hallway”? Instead of putting our hope and trust in Him, we rely on our own strength. Sunday, Pastor Andrew challenged us to “Walk in the authority of God’s yes”. Sometimes His yes is not what we expect. The yes may come in the form of a closed door, or a different direction or answer than we were hoping for, forcing us to walk in the hallway, and put our trust in His plan.
As many of you know, music speaks to me in a great way; lyrics of songs seem to find me just at the right time. This week I came across a song called “Build my life”. In the bridge of this song it repeats these phrases over and over:
“ I will build my life upon your love, it is a firm foundation. I will put my trust in you alone, and I will not be shaken”
Many times, Satan comes at us with more intensity than ever when we are in the hallway. He tells us lies, making us question why or how something could happen, or why God closed a door on us. If we build our lives on God’s firm foundation of love, keep our trust in Him, and be fervent in prayer for Him to reveal His next steps for us, before we know it we will see the next open door, and be able to walk through it with confidence knowing that the whole time God was working His plan for us.
When we find ourselves in the “hallways” of our life, how often do we choose to remember words like these that build us up and make us place our focus back on Him who is greater? We have a God that loves us so much that He has a great plan for our lives, but only reveals the pieces we need at the time. If our trust is in Him, and we choose to “Walk in the Authority of His yes” then we will not be shaken.