The Pastel Palette Method

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Trusting in Closed Doors

Timothy John-Luke Smith, PSA
"Maya Vase Roll-Out"
Pastel on wood panel

Have you ever wanted something so much? Have you prayed for something with extreme and in earnest? It was a noble request or goal but somehow, no matter what you did the door closed anyway? It has happened to me and I am sure it has happened to you.

Revelations 3:7 says: These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open.

I know we have to take the sweet with the bitter but I had just seen a great Joel Osteen sermon on trusting God, when he shuts a door. I have been guilty of not letting go of what was. This will cause me to lose what God, has for me, blessings that are right around the corner.  God, does put promises into our hearts but we have to trust Him. His ways are better than our ways.

So, we should wait for "God's best". If you have lost something or someone you held dear to your heart, have courage. 

In Isaiah 61:7 God says: Instead of shame and dishonor,you will enjoy a double share of honor.

So what does this have to do with having goals and being an artist, writer or musician? The "take away" is to have faith that we wont lose anything if we trust God, and His word. While waiting on God's timing, we need to take care of the things that we need to take care of. We need to continue on the road towards those goals that God has "hard wired into us"; Work on finishing that painting or starting that first page in your new book or poem. Let us be people of action. Let us not ask the question, "Why did God, close that door?" . Let us ask the question, "What door is God, going to open for me next?"

God Bless,

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