If we are serious about serving God we need to spend some time thinking about what our answers will be to the questions God asks us: “Whom shall I send?” “Who will go for us?” “Who is willing to consecrate himself to the Lord”.
If we are willing to volunteer we need to realize that God will shut certain doors and will open new doors for us to walk through.
A friend once said to me:
“I know God is opening doors for me. I just need to find a new way of walking through them”.
That resonated with me. I like the idea of finding new ways of walking through the doors God is opening – a new attitude, a new faith, a new hope and a new trust in our Lord Jesus.
Lord, we ask that we will see your hand visibly at work in our lives. That as we seek you with all our hearts we will be aware of the doors you are opening and the doors you are closing and that you will grant us grace to face both the shut doors and the open doors. Amen