This is your year! God has plans for you to do great things in 2012. These are the things He wants to accomplish through you. The God Who is holy and true has set before you an open door. Your job: take the first step; walk through the open door. Entering in is both your spiritual privilege and opportunity.
During the Christmas holidays we had a family movie outing. There were enough of us to fill an entire row at the theatre, plus one. I think my son made the choice—Mission: Impossible, Ghost Protocol, starring Tom Cruise. It was replete with explosions of the Kremlin and impossible, hold-your-breath-while-you-watch-this stunts on the skin of a superstructure in Dubai. And, of course, the famous words: “Your mission, should you choose to accept it…”
Today, God is speaking those words to you. He has given you a mission; accomplishing it is your choice.
When you see that door before you, know this: He is the One who opens every door of opportunity. Entering in means growing in grace, in passion for Christ, in commitment to doing His work in our world and in giving Him all of the glory. Your door was opened by the God who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that you have ever asked of Him…or even imagined that He would do for you. Your future is unlimited.
It is God who opens the hearts of all whose lives you are meant to touch. He opens your mouth to utter what He gives you to say. He unfolds your talents, like the petals of an unfurling flower. He opens your mind to create words or actions that heal and give hope. With today’s technology, he opens the door to the world. It is breathtaking to look at the data of my Twitter followers and Facebook fan page and see people from Singapore, Pakistan, Canada, France, The Bahamas, Australia.
How marvelous are the opportunities on the other side of an open door.
When Christ opens the door, your adversaries (seen and unseen) may want to slam it in your face. They have no power to do so. You didn’t have the strength to open it; God opened it for you. It’s for YOU. It’s your door. And “what God has for you, it is for you.” No one can shut the door. No one can restrict your admission, they cannot remove or deny your privilege to walk right in.
He is absolutely sovereign. That means He is God all by Himself…superior, absolute, completely in charge of door shutting and opening. The opportunities God gives are independent of the will of other people and irresistible to their power. The manner in which God opens and closes doors is untouched by anyone who wishes you a different future. When you walk through your open door, you probably won’t even know that there has been someone who wanted to block your path. It doesn’t matter; His plan completely overrides the power of any adversary.
Don’t let go of your dreams. As of right now, all doubt is demolished. All of your fears are gone. The limits that locked you out are unshackled.
The door is open wide. The prayer on my lips today is this: Lord, if you will, please, open whatever door is before us, allowing us to fully utilize our gifts.
I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no
one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept
my word and have not denied my name.