Good morning! Happy Wednesday to you all! I pray your week is going well thus far.
TFTD: Opportunity: Follow the Light
Matthew 7:7-8 (NKJV)
7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
The other day I saw a motivational poster that read as follows:
“Opportunity: when one door closes, another opens seize the opportunity while the path remains lit.”
I reread that poster several times and had kept staring at the picture of a door closing and then I had an “Aha” moment. God began showing himself mighty even in a picture of a door closing. *SMILE* When a door is opened all of the light beams out of it. It’s easy to find your way because the door is open for you to enter it. When a door is closing it appears as if the opportunity is gone and you don’t have anywhere to go, but on the contrary, when a door is closing the path remains lit. The question is will you seize the opportunity and run in the right direction?
If you look carefully at the picture to the right, you will see that as the door is closing the pathway away from the door is still lit. The further away you go from the entrance of the door the brighter the path becomes. *Insert praise break* You are probably wondering, why I am so excited. I’m excited because not only does God open doors, but when you trust Him and get away from the entrance of the closed-door and begin following Him, He will illuminate the path to your next opportunity. You see, the problem with most believers is we ask God for something and when a door closes we become consumed with staring at the door that has shut instead of looking at the path God is lighting to lead us into a new direction. John 8:12 says, 12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” Jesus is the light of the world, He can take what appears to be a dark situation and make it shine ever so bright. Too many people are following their situation instead of following Christ. Will you follow Christ?
What opportunity have you been chasing lately? Have you ever been so confident that the door was going to open, but instead it closed? Are you staring at the closed-door right now or are you going to seize the opportunity and follow the light to your blessing? I want to encourage you to seek God and follow His instructions. Follow His light and watch Him blow your mind!
Have a blessed day!
Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis, MBA
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