Friday’s mean Five Minute Friday with Lisa-Jo and the wonderful #fmfparty crew. If you’re new to this, it’s a time when hundreds of writers gather together to write on a common prompt-five minutes only, no editing, no planning. And then we find community and encourage each other. Want in on the action? Look no further than Lisa-Jo Baker’s blog!
Meanwhile, read my take on tonight’s prompt: Close.
Close could be taken two different ways: nearness or the opposite of open. One word, but two entirely different meanings. Tonight I’m writing on the second.
Last December, God closed a door in my life. It was a pretty big door. Not a screen door, that I could peer through and hear what’s happening on the other side. A big, heavy, oak door that seems impenetrable.
When I found myself back on American soil again, I mourned the life I lost in Africa and the opportunities that would never come to fruition. But I knew that journey was over, and that there would be no going back. So I began to pick up the pieces and create a new normal, praying all the while that God would show me where He wants me.
He both has and hasn’t. I’ve got a job, a car, and an apartment. Small doors are opening, but there’s one that is still firmly held closed: my God-Sized Dream door. Like peering through a stained-glass window, I’ve seen blurry and tinted glimpses of what He has planned for me. But at the same time, I’m pretty clueless.
So I’m trusting. God has opened many doors since He closed my South African one in December. And I enjoy where I am now. But at the same time, I know He’s holding the God-Sized door closed for now, waiting for the right season of my life to throw it wide open and walk through it with me, holding my hand the whole time.
“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for.
Keep on seeking, and you will find.
Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.”
In the meantime, I will seek Him. <–Click to Tweet