I walked up the ramp toward my office door, thankful that it was Friday. I’d made it through another week. Always the first to arrive, I knew I’d have to unlock the office door for the day. With my bag full of books in one hand and coffee in the other, I awkwardly held my hand toward the knob. I had a free finger, so I pushed the “unlock” button.
Why wasn’t the door unlocking? My “I’m-still-fuzzy-brained” mind tried to figure out what was going on.
Door is locked.
Key is in my hand.
Pointed the key toward the knob.
(Remember the old V8 commercials where they hit themselves in the head? Imagine that right now, only I didn’t have a free hand to hit myself.)
Ahhhhh! Problem solved. “THIS door is not my car. Therefore, my “unlock” button on the CAR KEY won’t work on my OFFICE DOOR. I should probably try the office KEY,” says short blond girl to herself.
I literally giggle out loud at myself. (Come on. It’s FUNNY!)
Do you ever feel like nothing works out for you? Do you feel like you’re stuck where you are? You can’t seem to more forward? There’s more to life, but you can’t seem to find a way to get there?
Maybe you’re pressing the wrong button.
Maybe you need to use The Key instead.
Are you relying on your own understanding? –Your own talents? –Your own abilities? Ooooops! Those would all be the wrong buttons.
You need to find The Key.
The Key is your Heavenly Father. He is the One who can open doors for you. He is the One who knows the direction you need to go. He sees your future and knows what lies ahead. Quit trying to push buttons and force things to happen that may be harmful to you.
Read the Word (Bible).
Give you worries and your future to Him.
1 Peter 5:6-7 (MSG) So be content with who you are, and don’t put on airs. God’s strong hand is on you; he’ll promote you at the right time. Live carefree before God; he is most careful with you.
Lisa Bull sees her life as a journey along God’s divine plan. While considering herself an expert on nothing, she enjoys laughing and has made “choosing joy” her motto. Lisa has experienced God’s unfailing love and grace in her life and wants nothing more than for others to enjoy that same gift in their lives.
Lisa is the daughter and granddaughter of ministers. She has multiple relatives in ministry on both sides of her father’s family including several pastors, pastor’s wives, and missionaries. In fact, ministry in her maternal grandmother’s family can be traced back several generations. She loves being a wife and mother of two terrific young men.