As I previously mentioned, on the other side of my losses I found myself doing something and going somewhere I had never previously seen or planned. It’s as if God used my losses to push me toward something I had never thought of. I was not open to it before. In essence, I had to hit bottom to let go of my previously stubborn view of what I could or rather should do.
In 2010, after having lost everything I had, which included investment property, income, career, and home, and after spending two years of NOT being open to positions outside of my area, I relinquished my desires and yielded to whatever God wanted. I would go where He wanted me to go and do what He wanted me to do. I have often wondered, “what if I had just started with that sense of openness, where would I be now?”
Shortly after that, two positions opened up to me, both would require relocation. I chose a position with a company which I didn’t know about, far away, yet there was such a serendipitous connection with this company I was taken back by it all. I walked into the armoire of life and found a world that was quite amazing. It was like I fit right in.
We fear openness because we’re afraid it will lead us somewhere we don’t want to go and do things we don’t want to do. But we may be surprised to find that walking into that armoire or wardrobe cabinet may lead us into the wonderful world of Narnia. A world of God’s design in which we are called to live in.
The wonder of openness is that it does indeed bring us to places and projects we had never planned. And it is much better than what we had planned.
My encouragement to you today is to be open to something different, and be willing to walk into that Armoire, and you may discover a new world, a world fit just for you.