Opened Doors


Helen Keller once wrote, “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; But often we look so long at the closed door that we don’t see the ones that have been opened for us.”
Unable to hear or see from the age of two, Helen Keller overcame huge adversity in life and learning. She saw more in life than with mere eyes; she understood doors are meant to pass though, not something that should stop you. But, too often, many people let external issues in life dictate their futures. We even let friends and family members influence us into bad decisions.
Helen Keller shows us we are far more adaptable than we know. She overcame problems most of us will never face in our lifetime. We are creatures of habit and most folks don’t enjoy too much change in our lives; so, we’re more than willing to listen or take advice from someone often times, we barley know. As long as it fits into our comfortable world and avoids rocking any boats, it’s the medicine, we seem to need.
Doors were meant to open, and meant to be challenged; we should never leave a door unopened that is a path to success. Christ said: “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me”. Revelations 3:20. If you knew there was a door somewhere and Christ was waiting on the other side, would you hesitate to open the door? Would you deny yourself the opportunity to have Christ as a part of your life?
The door to Christ is there, it has always been there, and maybe you’ve never seen it before. You might ask, “Where is such a door in this world?” It’s as close as your beating heart, the beats you hear are the knockings of Christ on the door, and all you have to do is open it to Christ.