Swinging Doors ~



Tom Stoppard

The dictionary meaning of the word DOOR is: a movable structure used to close off an entrance, the means of approach or access, or a revolving barrier in a building or vehicle.

However, in our lives the meaning of a door means so much more.


As a young woman I felt that my life had been fairly consistent. I had lived in one town from age 6-25, same church, same friends.  Other than going away to college my life didn’t seem to be full of “doors” to enter and exit.

I just had a birthday and for me it is always a time of reflection. Looking over years past I can see so many doors that have opened and doors that have closed.  My life has not be simple and consistent, but it has all leading me to where I am today.


The interesting thing about the “doors” in our life is that some open abruptly and some close abruptly.  Sometimes they cause us to knock hard to get them to open, sometimes we have to get out of the way because a door is closing so fast; so hard!

Sometimes the closing of a door causes us sadness and pain; sometimes we are thankful for a closed door as it represents a necessary ending.  I have learned that every door that closes represents and new direction, a new possibility, a new learning experience~Simply a brand new door!!


God closes doors so that you can change direction.  Closed doors in your life are God’s attention-grabbers. Thank God for them even if you don’t always see clearly the new door that’s opening! TRUST that one will!

What doors are opening or what doors are closing in your life?  Can you see the opportunity in your closing door? Can you choose to be brave enough to walk through the new door that’s opening up for you?

Trust God’s heart for you. He knows. He cares.   🙂

5 thoughts on “Swinging Doors ~

  1. What an encouraging post, Dianna. It was certainly timely for my family right now. As I read it, I thought of God’s faithfulness to us, the many ways He makes His presence known. This verse came to mind: Is. 50:4 “The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught.” Thanks for sharing what He’s put on your heart, which in turn sustains the weary.” Blessings! -Lynne

  2. Hey D, Cool Post. I like your perspective on opening and closing doors. So glad the “door” to your life and heart remains open to me and our beautiful family. Appreciate you,


  3. Love this. I have so many doors opening and closing…I feel like they are actually a revolving door right now! But good! I do have a smile on my face as I continue to walk in and out of them.

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