Girls Night In

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Open Doors

on February 7, 2014

Does anyone else find doors intriguing? I often notice doors and am fascinated by the variety of designs, their functionality, and what lies on the other side.

I have traveled to varying countries and, of course, the architecture of the doors are specific to that particular country. However, within the local architecture, I have seen some common themes or designs. Some are whitewashed, some are covered by bars, some have rounded tops, some are crisp in color.

 Yet, regardless of their appearance, doors hold a clear function. They serve as a means by which people enter or exit someplace. Entering, people may have the opportunity to become an active part of a community, whether small or large. Exiting may allow for a change in a particular community. Entering may allow one to return to familiar surroundings, or may symbolize a new beginning.IMG_2402

 Yet, regardless of the shape, color or size, what lies behind the door is what makes it that much more valuable. The other side is usually specific to the culture, traditions, local economy and represented faith. Combined, these attributes depict either one’s current reality or one’s personal hopes, dreams and visions for the future.

Symbolically, a door represents the closure of one season and the beginning of another. As a single woman, it is easy to rely on another to open our personal metaphorical door. It is easy to believe the right man is the one who enables those dreams to come true.

My question to you is, “Why wait?” What if you meet that supposed right man and he doesn’t open the door? Or what if he opens it, then closes it before you can get through? What if you easily make it through, but it’s not quite what you were hoping? IMG_2400

I always thought I wouldn’t live in another country without being married. Hmm . . . but then the door presented itself and my Creator opened it for me. It’s not what I expected but I was willing to go through the door without the life partner I was waiting for.

Is it what I expected? No. Is it what I planned? No. Is it what I had hoped for? Far more than I could have imagined!

Is there a door waiting for you to walk through? If there is, and if the Father gives you peace. GO FOR IT! Enjoy the journey and look expectantly to what the Father has for you!

Bless you today!

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3 responses to “Open Doors

  1. Carole Brown says:

    Loving your posts, gals, and (sorry) but finding info suitable for me too! Lol
    I love doors too, Shirlee! Have to write a novel someday about them or in a title. 🙂

    • Carole,
      So glad you are enjoying our posts. Thank you for joining us on this journey. Yes, doors are so very symbolic. Such a sign of new beginnings, closure/finality, continuing in life by the entering and exiting of the lives of others.They seem to be so significant that Jesus uses the metaphor in talking about coming into our lives. Go for it!!! Write away and explore!! 🙂

      Thanks again for being a part this community!
      Shirlee

  2. Carole, thanks for visiting our blog. I’m glad you’re enjoying the blog. No need to be sorry about finding our posts relevant. I think single and married people have more in common than we realize!

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