Have you ever heard people clattering on about how God had put a wonderful open door before them and they were “so excited.”
They talk as if their ship had come in, as if they had won the lottery, or as if the doors of heaven had swung wide and they were entering the celestial city.
Let me tell you about open doors—they are a lot of headaches and a lot of work.
When I was a kid and in a hurry to get in or out of the house, I didn’t worry too much about shutting doors. I had places to go. My grandfather would say, “Shut the door, you’re letting the flies out!”
One thing about open doors is that flies and mosquitos get in the house; if the air-conditioner is on, the cold air gets out and the hot air gets in. In winter time the opposite happens.
Open doors are complicated
Paul talked once of a thorny open door. “But I will tarry in Ephesus until Pentecost. For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” (1 Corinthians 16:8-10, NKJV). Continue reading