As we prepare to enter 2020, I was thinking about New Year’s resolutions. We make such splendid promises, as the fresh new year tantalizes us with its potential. And if things don’t go the way we expected, in the first few weeks, what then?
This week’s story suggests that we might take a new look at New Year’s resolutions unfulfilled.
Open the Next Door – #645
When one door closes, another one opens. I truly believe that and have seen it come true so many times. I’m at the point now where I can hardly wait to find out what will be around the next corner. Blessing, challenge, demand, new person to make a change in my life; it’s all an adventure to be cherished and enjoyed.
There’s a country song that “thanks God for unanswered prayers.” We are SO SURE that we know exactly what is right for us. The right companion, the right job, the right family size. Then the universe comes along with its own ideas – and we find that they are so much better than what we had in mind.
My beloved husband once told me a secret. He said, “I really wanted to have a special someone in my life. I knew what she would look like, and sound like, and I told God all about it and asked him to send her to me.
Instead of sending me who I wanted, God sent me who I needed.”
So when the door closes, don’t get stuck in what you wanted in the past.
Instead, reach out and turn the knob on the next door before you. Be open to the possibilities and be willing to take a second look.
What you WANT may have escaped. What you NEED might just be right before your eyes.
There is strength in the belief that all things happen for a reason. Sometimes we discover the reason; sometimes we just have to go with the flow. In either case, a kind and gentle approach will usually orchestrate the best outcomes