I couldn't agree more with the devotional I read on FB this morning. The title, "When God Closes the Door." I don't know about you but that is sometimes really hard to understand at times, let go and follow God's lead especially when it is something we love doing, been doing for years or when you KNOW God has placed a dream on your heart but yet he just hasn't opened the door you want to be opened yet!
If you read my blogs, you may or may not know what I'm passionate about and what dreams God has placed on my heart. A few years ago, he gave me a glimpse of what he wants me to do, but he knew I only believed in him and he needed me to have a relationship with him. He didn't just shut the door he slammed it! I didn't want to give that dream up because I felt like I was failing or quitting. God spoke to me, ( not in a way were I heard his voice! I felt it in my spirit loud and clear and in his word) He told me it wasn't time yet, to wait on him and for me not to be tempted to push myself out there just to prove to other people what HE has called me to do. Wait on him and so I am. (waiting on him doesn't mean I'm just sitting here and doing nothing either! I'm studying, reading, and let God work on me everyday. So when he calls and says it times, I'm ready! Whatever you are facing, don't stop working on yourself and your relaionship with God.)
But let me tell you, if I didn't listen to him and kept on pushing and pursuing a dream on my time, I would of missed the biggest blessing I could ever ask for and that is homeschooling my kids. I could never of imagined myself doing this and yet God did. It's not a glamours job and the world may not know my name but my kids sure do know who their mom is and I definitely know my kids too!
If God is trying to shut a door, especially if it is with something you love. It doesn't mean it is over. It just means he has something better for you or he just has to do some work in you first! Trust God and just keep moving forward! I know that sounds easier than it really is. We have to let go of whatevery one else thinks and get rid of our big ego's! As soon as you do, you will be amazed by what God will bring in your life! God knows before I can go out and speak his word, He needs to work on me and for me to pay attention to what matters first and that is God,my husband and kids! At the end of the day that is all that really matters...
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11