Friday, August 31, 2012

The Wrong Door




Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and friends for Five Minute Friday.
This is where we come together writing for 5 minutes without editing or overthinking.
I love this community.

Check out what everyone's is sharing on the word CHANGE today here.

Five Minute Friday

Here's mine...

I know it's coming.
Change.
I can feel it in the air.
She speaks it over me.
Tells me that God has something new planned for me.
That with everything I share, she can tell it's coming.
And the scary thing is that I can too.
A new thing.
I have been praying for doors to open,
but I think maybe I was looking at the wrong door.
That door that I didn't just beat my fist against,
but hit my head against it a few times as well.
I have been praying...
Lord, just open the door.
Waiting in expectation.
Waiting in frustration.
It didn't budge.
Not even a crack in that door.
And when I least expected it the door behind me has been inching it's way open.
That door she has been pointing me to that I just didn't want to see.
One that when I walk through it will challenge me more than ever before.
Walking straight out of my comfort zone and into what He has for me there.
I shuffle towards it thinking
is it really for me?
how can I possibly walk that out?
and the reality hits that I can't.
not without Him.
so today I take a big huge step through that door.
knowing that it wasn't the one I prayed to open
but it's the one He opened for me.
I can rest in that.
He's there waiting.

For I am about to do something new.
See, I have already begun!
Do you not see it?
Isaiah 43:19

40 comments:

  1. Change IS scary especially when it is not the way we anticipated or dreamed, but HE knows the way and HE never changes! Praise God!

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    1. Praising Him with you Loni! You know what they say about making your own plans...God must have a chuckle at how little our dreams are sometimes. Knowing that His dreams for us are so much bigger than we can imagine. Blessings!

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  2. Your words stir my soul. I can feel it too. Change it's coming. Thanks for the verse. I'll be waiting for what He's about to do!

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  3. That is one of my favorite verses. I cling to it when I just can't seem to find my way, my door, my path. I know He is at work.

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    1. It is the verse that has been everywhere for me the past few weeks. Thankful that He is at work in both our lives friend. Even when we can't see the path. Blessings!

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  4. Hey girl, thanks for joining in on the Friday Chaos blog party! So glad you linked up with us, and I get to follow you! Wahoo!
    I also wanted to let you know about a coffee mug swap that I am hosting. It is a different spin on the idea that lets you get to know other bloggers better. And you get a pretty new mug just in time for fall! Score! Friday is the last day to sign up and I would absolutely love to have you. I am hoping to get 50 swappers, the more the merrier! Here is where you can get all the deets and sign up to join: http://yellowumbrelladesign.blogspot.com/2012/08/coffee-mug-swap.html
    Love bloggin' with ya. Talk to you soon :D
    Dalayna

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  5. Hi Wendy,

    Thanks for the warm welcome to FMF! I can tell I'm going to enjoy this community.
    This post is just wonderful. I'm there with you right now... and that scripture from Isaiah is perfect. I love that. I had heard it before, but forgotten. I'm commiting it to memory today.

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    1. Thanks so much! So glad you've joined us Pam! I so love our community and am looking forward to getting to know you more! I haven't been able to get away from this verse the past few weeks. God just keeps bringing it in my path to remind me. Blessings!

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  6. Wonderful post! Transparent, which I totally love.
    Thankful that even when we don't see Him, feel Him or hear Him, He's still working. Unexpected doors are always a thrill.

    Happy FMF, my friend!

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    1. Thanks so much Stefanie! It's funny, but I have been more transparent in these 5 minute moments that is many of my other posts. It just seems to come out here. Have a fantastic weekend friend! Blessings!

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  7. LOVE IT!! Yes! I've been doing the same thing, beating my head up against a door that wasn't supposed to open as another one behind me is. You're right, you can't do it on your own. You're not supposed to. That's because HE wants to do it in you. Good job!

    Blessings!

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    1. Thanks Jamie! So sweet to know that I am not alone in feeling that way. Would love to hear more about your open door friend. Blessings!

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  8. "but it's the one He opened for me." love that!! Such faith!

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  9. Wendy this is totally awesome! You take one big bold step through that door, sister! He has your back! :D

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    1. Thanks so much Mindy! Would you pray for me as I make the step? Would so appreciate your prayers. Blessings!

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  10. Oh, that's one of my very favorite verses....what a fantastic write, friend! So proud of you for seeing we don't have to go it alone.

    some day we'll compare the bumps on our heads...I'm certain :)
    hugs to you! Thanks for spending time with me last night! So fun!

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    1. Thanks so much Nikki! It was still one of the "deep breath" posts LOL. You are such a blessing sweet friend! Thankful for you tonight! Hugs right back at ya! Blessings!

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  11. Love this post. The door that He opened in front of me isn't AT ALL what I wanted, but I know that He is not only on the other side, but He will also be by MY side as I walk through it.

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    1. Thanks so much Nancy! My mentor's words the other night to me were "God always gives what we need just not always what we want." She went on to day that this is where we trust. Trust Him and know that His plans are so much more than we can ever imagine. And He is so good. Blessings!

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    1. Thanks so much Bernadette! Love ya girl! Blessings!

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  13. Wonderful post.
    Thanks for linking up at Friday Chaos again this week
    Have a nice weekend
    Kerry

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    1. Thanks Kerry! So love linking up with you all! Such a fantastic way to meet new friends! Blessings!

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  14. Hi Wendy - what a beautiful and touching post! I loved this, from the verse, to your writing, to the image of that intriguing, yet wrong door. Thank you for sharing this! I have banged my head on my share of doors, and as we all can, I relate. This was beautifully expressed... "knowing that it wasn't the one I prayed to open but it's the one He opened for me."
    I discovered your site through alittleunhinged.com's Blog Hop.
    I am so gladd I did! :) Have a beautiful weekend, and a joyous journey through that new door!

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    1. Your words were so encouraging Kat and I am so thankful that you shared them with me! So blessed to meet you and look forward to getting to know you more! Have a wonderful weekend! Blessings!

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  15. your journey resonated deeply with me...so excited that you are relying on Him as you walk through that new door...blessings, Wendy :)

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    1. Thanks so much Dolly! It is a comfort to know that so many understand this space that I am in and are so encouraging as I take the step. Blessings!

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  16. Thank you for dropping by, Wendy.

    I love this, "And when I least expected it the door behind me has been inching it's way open."

    I am right in the verge of a door which was the door He wanted me to see. It is quite unsettling but I am now seeing it. But when God answers our prayers, or opens doors for us, it would be for the best. Yes there will be some changes, struggles and adjustments to tackle. But the beauty is.... it is right there in front of you-wide open. Go for it. Blessings.

    Lolita

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    1. Thank you so much for your encouraging words Lolita! Know that tonight I am standing in prayer with you. Asking our Father to bless you as you walk through your own door. Blessings!

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  17. Amen! I love your child-like faith and trust in God. Whatever God has for you, I know it'll be great. :) Blessings, Lauren, lholmes79.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks so much Lauren! Such sweet encouragement you offered me! Blessings!

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  18. Oh, I know these time so well. He is so trustworthy in the journey. He has the plane already laid out, we just walk in it. Yes, I must remind myself :)

    Blessings to you,

    Michele-Lyn

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    1. Yes so thankful that he is trustworthy and so faithful. And how much bigger is plans are for us. Blessings to you friend!

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  19. A sister in the faith..I love this post..Change is the name of my game right now...Seeking God's direction with each new step :O) Trusting and believing that He is Sovereign over all.....would love for you to come visit me at Blessings Beyond the Barnyard
    http://keosmith7.blogspot.com/
    blessings :O) Karmen

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    1. Thanks so much Karmen! Love connecting with other God girls! :) Praying with you as you follow Him and all He has for you in this next step you're taking. Blessings friend!

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