My faith in God is important to me. He loves me so unconditionally and gives me comfort and strength. Even though I trust that God will answer my prayers, I admit that at times I have my mind made up about how I think He should respond. I’ve even repeated the same prayer, just unwilling to accept the answer. God knows me well. That I tend to make my life more difficult by being stubborn. At times trying to walk through the same doors over and over again. He recently gave me this anecdote from my life as a lesson;
As I arrived at work recently, I could see my coworker ringing the buzzer to the back employee entrance. From my vantage point, I could see what my coworker was unable to see. She failed to notice that a few feet to the left of where she stood was the large, wide open loading dock door. The entire time she was ringing the buzzer, she had access to the building. By being so focused on the door, she failed to see this.
Now when I’m praying, I visualize myself standing at that door, buzzing. but I’m remembering to look up to see if there are other doors open. Instead of insisting upon my way (which either doesn’t work or doesn’t go well at all!) I’m trying to go through the doors God has opened for me. Even if I’m unsure of what lies on the other side. I can rest assured that God is with me, and trust in His will for my life.