Read: Proverbs 31:8-9
If you’ve seen the movie, Monsters, Inc., you know what I mean when I say the journey I’ve been on has felt like the climactic scene of that movie. Mike, Sulley, and Boo are dangling from the conveyer belt filled with thousands of doors. But they can’t open just any door. Walking through the wrong door could put them in a blizzard or in the heat of a desert. Opening the right one would take them home. So they hang on with all their strength, fighting the enemy who sought to distract and destroy, until they can reach the one door they know means safety and security.
The internet gives us the ability to see the doors God is opening for other people around the world, and we lose sight of the one door God wants us to step through in faith. Not every door is meant for us. Not every door leads us home.
In those seasons of selfish striving, I may have been working for myself, but God was faithful to continue to work in me. The lessons we learn, the skills we acquire, the people we meet, and the growth we experience can all be blessings. God has given us the free will to choose the doors we go through without worrying that we’ll find ourselves outside of God’s will on the other side. We may not find ourselves in the perfect profession, or doing work that feels like it aligns with our calling, but God will meet us there.
And when we’re there? We can speak up for those who have no voice, defend others, and love well. It might be just the thing that helps someone else see the door God has for them.