I’m not sure why I stopped on the way out my front door this morning at 6:50am.
I had unlocked the door and pushed it open. But for some reason I paused for a minute and looked back at into my apartment and I sensed a longing. A longing to just stay home.
I wonder why I don’t open the front door more often with expectation and excitement over a new day with new opportunities. Why don’t I enthusiastically embrace what’s on the other side?
Because I too often forget that each day is a blessing. From God.
I forget to see each day as a gift. No matter what lies on the other side of the door, God has given me another day to enjoy, work with, be thankful for.
I too often default to wishing it was a weekend, or wishing I was someplace else or wishing that my day didn’t start so early. But what I should be doing is anticipating what God is going to do today, what opportunities He might bring, what chances I’ll have to see Him at work in my life, what blessings might surprise me.
So this morning, after I paused and looked around, I pushed the door back open and looked at the day differently. This time, it wasn’t a door to another ho-hum day.
It was a door to whatever adventures God has planned for me. And if we expect adventures, something tells me we’ll find them.
Don’t be afraid to open the door.
This is the day the LORD has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24
There is a wide-open door for a great work here… (NLT) 1 Corinthians 16:9a
…a door was opened to me by the Lord… (2 Corinthians 2:12b)