This is the Year of the Open Door!
In my year end review I again mentioned that 2014 will hold a move for our family. I wrote that we have no idea where we will be moving or exactly when. But we know that we are moving.
I had to smile at the various comments and emails I received. They were along the lines of:
“That’s very brave of you.”
“I couldn’t stand not knowing.”
Well, here is a peek into my heart~ a glimpse at emotional reality if you will.
I recently asked my friend Dorothy if she would help me in praying that our condo sells very soon. She was aware that the company facility here in Phoenix where Mr. Décor’s works is closing its doors. She knew that we are truly dedicated in trying to prepare for this bump in the road and want to make financial adjustments.
This condo, which so beautifully served our daughter while she attended college, is definitely falling under a column of “financial responsibility that we can do without”. So our daughter moved home and we put the condo up for sale.
It’s now been on the market for two months.
Those two months have seemed like an eternity for me. Other properties I have previously sold or have staged to sell for others always sold within a few days.
Of course I am aware that November and December are the WORST months to try to sell a home.
Yes, there are moments that I do have anxiety. The door to this condo really needs to be shut so we can move on.
We would like another door, in the form of a job for my husband, to open as soon as possible.
Honestly, patience is not one of my strong virtues. The not knowing is really hard.
But each day I think about this quote:
Our family is standing in a hallway. There’s no doubt about that. But while I am standing in this hallway I still have dreams. In my dreams I’ve seen an old house that needs a family to love it. It is surrounded by green grass, tall trees and a glorious garden. I have faith that God will provide.
Dorothy told me about the year of the Open Door. It is based on the Hebrew Calendar which is a lunisolar calendar used predominately for Jewish observances. It is very much like the liturgical year AKA Christian calendar which determines feast days and holidays, such as Easter ~for those who have often wondered why there is not a set date.
It is the Hebrew year 5774 and also the year of the Open Door. The Jewish new year began on September 4, 2013 at the beginning of Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year). There is a belief that momentous things are set to happen.
An excellent article I found on the Year of the Open Door can be found HERE.
The following words in the article leapt off the screen to me:
“Too many of us follow our favorite ministers or voices hoping to find our destiny. Until you hone in on the voice of the Shepherd, the door of destiny will elude you. He alone can confirm. He alone can commission. He alone can grant entry into the next assignment or pasture of your life. Sell all of the stock you have placed in man’s ability to identify and promote you, and invest it where it belongs.”
That last line alone I had to read three times. How often do I consider what other people think of me? It truly should not matter. I should focus only on what God thinks of me.
This year I have no doubt that many new doors will be opened for me and my family. With each open door we will seek Jesus as our guide in walking through or merely passing by each one.
I wish happy new year blessings to each and every one of you on your various open door journeys. There is a great post HERE on questions to ask yourself to aide in determining where your journey might take you.