Some people spend the majority of their adult life waiting for a door to “open”. They dream of walking through it and discovering what God has prepared. What we do not grasp is that we are not on the outside of the door trying to get in– we are on the inside trying to get out!
The funny thing about this is that we try to spiritualize our halt by saying things like: “I’m waiting on God” or “I won’t make a move unless God shows me”. Those statements do not sound like faith, they sound more like fear. What we are really saying is: “God I don’t want to trust you. I’d rather do nothing with my life until you give me every detail because I’m scared to fail.”
This mindset has paralyzed men and woman in every category of life, especially those in business. I heard a true story once about a prison that was made out of concrete walls and iron bars. This prison was in operation for years but when the time came to knock it down, a new larger and much more sophisticated facility had been constructed, the workers discovered that the concrete walls were only a few inches thick.
All of these years, the prisoners thought that a massive thick wall held them captive. This story describes so many of our lives– we feel the walls of lack and failure and then succumb to the idea that we are trapped not realizing that our prison cell is only a few inches thick.
I think it is time that we start breaking out of our mental prisons and go after our dreams. For some people, this will be easy because you’ve only been trapped behind the door or in the cell for a short amount of time. For others, you’ve been there for years and God is using this post to tell you reach out, turn the knob, and open the door. Chances are that the opportunity is not something new but something that has been there all along and you never had the guts to try.
Many of you have given up on your business, spouse, or maybe even an assignment given to you by God. My advice to you will be posted in part 2.