10.08.2012

Monday's Musings - Doors to Nowhere

I recently visited an old mill.

Something interesting caught my eye.

Doors to nowhere.

When this old building was functioning as a mill, the doors made sense. They probably had stairs that took a worker safely down from the second story of the building to the ground below.

But not any more.

The stairs are long gone.

One misstep out of these doors and you could end up with broken bones.

And there were multiple doors to nowhere.
Mary Denman Photography

But I thought about what it would be like to be on the other side, trying to get out of the building. Using one of these doors would be a bad idea. A really bad idea.

But it would seem okay from the inside since you wouldn't know the stairs were missing.

Then I thought about God and his foresight.

I may see a way that seems good to me. And then I may get frustrated because the way I want to go is blocked.

There may be a really good reason why God blocks my path. He is trying to stop me from making a bad choice or decision.

He will love me nonetheless, but I need to trust him that he is looking out for what's best for me.

And that may come in the form of a locked door.

So when your brain is saying, "I know where I'm going and can get out of this myself," take a deep breath when you find your way blocked.

God may be saving you from a really bad fall.

8 comments:

  1. This isn't lost on me, considering my situation--a fall, a broken foot, time to consider my way.
    Thanks for sharing this. It fits in totally with His messages for me this week.

    We are His,
    Jeanne
    www.jeannedoyon.blogspot.com
    www.streams-edge.blogspot.com

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    1. Hey Jeanne,

      I hadn't thought of your broken foot! But you're right, you know first hand how God is working right now!

      That's awesome he can use our posts in other's lives.

      Grace and peace,

      Mary

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  2. Mary,
    I love how you took a set of photographs and applied a life application to them. I, too, feel as though I'm looking at a bunch of locked doors right now. And they probably lead to nowhere, so I'm thankful God chooses to lock some and open others. Great post!
    Love,
    Alycia
    www.alyciawmorales.com
    www.alyciawmorales.blogspot.com
    www.inspireafire.com

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    1. Hey Alycia,

      Praying for God to open the doors that you do need to use! Hope vacation was restful for you all!

      Love,
      Mary

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  3. Mary, thank you for your beautiful pictures, even of doors leading to nowhere. I get the picture. :) And I understand when God blocks a way, He does it for a good reason. And I need to listen. Thank you for your pictures and your devotion! Love, Katy

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    1. Hi Katy! I'm so glad you stopped by! I'm glad the illustration helped. I'm still learning it myself! :)

      I hope you are doing well. I'm so glad we got to meet.

      I hope to see you at Blue Ridge again!

      Love,
      Mary

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  4. love your analogy...I think you are right on! we just have to trust.

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    1. Thanks Annmarie. :) It seems simple, but still so hard some times. Have a blessed day!

      Mary

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