Sunday, November 22, 2009
A couple weeks ago a door closed that I was certain we would be walking through. My faith and attitude about it have been pitiful.
Normally I would remind myself that God opens and closes door for a purpose...for His greater glory. Normally, I would be fine, if not happy, with that. Not so much this time.
This particular door is one I have thought and dreamed about for over four years. I had no idea how set I was on it until I realized that it was not just shut but very firmly closed.
I know God can open it if He so chooses. After all it is His door. I don't think He he will though.
I'm praying like crazy that He opens another that is similar. Oh, how I want to see Him glorified!
It has all made my heart heavy. Very heavy. Until this morning...
During the sermon our pastor reminded us about a few things that I desperately needed to be reminded of. Things that changed my attitude about the situation...hopefully for good.
Things like being anxious for nothing. Even if those things will glorify God.
And to think on things that are true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, of good report, are virtuous or bring praise. Not on what might have been.
And to take EVERY thought captive. Even the ones that want to scream "Why not?"
And above all to rejoice in the Lord ALWAYS because He is so worthy of our joy and praise!
So until He opens the next door or triumphantly returns, I will try to give Him reason to be gloried. Even in my thought life. Especially in my thought life. I WILL rejoice in Him and in the amazing blessing He has given us. He is so worthy!!!