Sunday Reflection: What Lies Ahead

God opens doors for us, in the hope that we will walk through

To get the most out of this devotion, set aside time to read the Scripture referenced throughout.

Take a moment to imagine a doorway. Perhaps you envision the entrance to a cozy cabin, or maybe you picture a massive entryway fit for a palace. Regardless of how the image looks in your mind’s eye, what it symbolizes is an opportunity.

God offers each of us a life worth living, though sometimes that means trusting Him and stepping into the unknown. When we encounter such a door, we don’t have to be afraid but can walk through it with confidence, knowing that if our heavenly Father is involved, He has a plan for us once we’re on the other side. (See Jer. 29:11.) What’s more, He Himself goes before us to prepare the way. 

This year, be on the lookout for the doors of opportunity God puts before you. And remember, they very well may not be where you expect—He has a way of using unlikely situations or people, after all (Heb. 13:1-2). So be listening for Him to direct you, and commit to living with your heart and spiritual eyes wide open. 

Think about it

• How can you become more sensitive to the many opportunities God will place in your life this year? 

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