How Do You Handle Open Doors in Your Life?

Do you retreat in fear or walk in faith through open doors? How do you know if an open door is a divine opportunity or a big mistake?  Is fear of failure stopping you from moving forward? If you have struggled with any of these questions, All The Places To Go…How Will You Know? by John Ortberg would be a great read for you!


The Inner Battle to Know the Outcome

For me, my biggest struggle with open doors lies in not knowing the outcome.  I want to see what’s next.  Having a solid plan of what to expect is key for to make forward movement.  From this book I have learned that I lack faith.  Faith is moving forward without knowing what is next.

“If proof is possible, faith is impossible”  ~John Ortberg 

Honestly, I Prefer Comfort and Security

Walking through open doors is risky business because failure could be looming around the corner.  Rather, I reason that playing it safe is prudent and wise. But what if success and joy beyond my wildest dreams is on the other side?  How will I ever know if I do not walk through the open door?

“Almost never does God interrupt someone and ask them to remain in comfort, safety, and familiarity.  He opens a door and calls them to come through it.”   ~John Ortberg  

Maybe the Outcome Doesn’t Matter

From this book by John Ortberg, I have learned that maybe it’s not about the outcome but the journey.  The journey of making decisions, walking in faith, growing and going forward.  It is about the character God wants to develop in a person as the decision-making muscle is exercised.

“God’s primary will for your life is not the achievements you accrue; it’s the person you become.”  John Ortberg

I Cannot Say Enough About this Book!

Sitting here writing this…well it’s hard.  All The Places To Go…How Will You Know? is so rich with wisdom about open doors, wrong doors, the journey of making decisions and the adventurous life of an open-door person.  I would have to write a novel to express it all to you!  If you struggle with making decisions and/or are faced with an open door…GET THIS BOOK TODAY!  It will change your perspective about the fear of making mistakes and God’s ultimate goal for your life.

Courageously walk through an open door today.  Chicken-IN and move forward!

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Sincerely with Hugs,


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