Hesitation

On the Highlands of hesitation lay the bones of indecision, waiting for everything to be just right and in place. Dreams die without action. There’s never a perfect time to start. You start, and things happen. When you open doors, miracles take place.

A miracle never happens if you do not walk through the door of faith. Your faith will knock on the door of opportunity. Those opportunities are in the room on the other side of the door.

It takes courage to knock on the door. It takes more courage to open the door — still more to walk into the room of opportunities.  

Most people never get that far. They’re still deciding if it’s the right door. People struggle with the right door decision.

Get up, go, and knock on that door and if it doesn’t fly open, twist the doorknob. If God locks it, you cannot open the door. But if the doorknob twists and you can open the door, then there’s the opportunity. Step through the threshold into the room of opportunity.

Don’t just stare at it, but seize it, claim it, apply it, work it. It will amaze you what God will do because you got up and took the steps. Lay hold on the doorknob of opportunity and twist it so that it opens.

Many will stop to analyze the doors of life. The same people will look at the pavement to approach the best-looking door. If it’s a beautiful door, someone else has already been there and other successful people have entered. But when you study God’s word, that is not his directive. God somehow always points to the door at the end of the overgrown path. The path that few, if any, have gone before. The path where the weeds and the moss are. Maybe it’s a path with standing mud puddles where the one entering will get dirty.

Is that God’s path for you? Go! Get dirty! Reach the door of opportunity for you.

That’s what Paul, the Jew, did. He went to the gentiles. No self-respecting Jew would dare go there. But this was Paul’s door of opportunity. He broke down the door of hesitation to the Highlands of God’s harvest fields. The fields that were white unto harvest.

He endured hatred, shipwreck, beatings, and hunger because he went where no one else was going. He dared to be different. But most of all, Paul ventured to be obedient to God.   

Obedience is the main ingredient in every God-pleasing life. Is obedience part of your recipe for life?  

Hesitation will spoil the rapid recipe of obedience.