I’m amazed how God has opened door after door in my life. Doors which lead me to people who have shown me what it looks like to live for Christ. But, I’ve doubted if I could be someone to show others.
I didn’t grow up in a home where we talked about God, read the bible, prayed, or did acts of service together. I didn’t even know what it meant to be of service except that I thought it was something you got at a restaurant.
There was a time in my life where I never felt fulfilled. I felt alone, broken, and messed up. I sought after objects and human beings to satisfy me. I let the good for nothing serpent get so much into my head that I believed I wasn’t good enough. I wasn’t deserving enough. Eventually, he tried to take over my life and make me feel as though it was not worth living. But God intervened! He opened a door that got my curiosity going.
The first door I walked through was when I was getting help at an inpatient facility. I sat down at a table with a man who colored a picture of Scooby Doo for me. But, it wasn’t the picture of Scooby that got my attention. It was what the man wrote at the bottom: “Thank you very much. The best things for Lindsey & her family + her children. Jesus helps you.”
Next, a door opened which lead me to a lady who handed me a piece of paper with the Serenity Prayer.
These two doors opened and put me on a quest to search for who God is. This searching took time, but eventually another door opened which I was hesitant to walk through. That door lead me to a church where I learned about the one thing I needed most. The one thing that would fulfill me. Jesus.
“This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”
Romans 3:22-24 (NIV)
Each door that opened did not come easily for me to walk through. I even turned my back away from some of them because I was too scared or worried about where it may lead. But as my relationship with God has deepened, I’ve found comfort in taking His hand. I’m now pressing forward through the open doors of the unknown because I do not want to deny the one who gave His life for me.
“I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut. I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.”
Revelations 3:8 (ESV)
Recently, God made a new door appear and I am going to walk through it. I don’t know where it will lead me. But, I know this door is taking away any doubt or wondering if I could show others what it means to live for Christ. Because I know by taking his hand and going through the open door I’m not just showing others how to live for him. I am actually living for him.
Lindsey Montejo is a stay at home wife, mother and newer follower of Christ. The desire has been placed in her to share her experiences of her growing relationship with God and to let others know that His love is unconditional. You can email her @ quitesimplyLindsey@gmail.com.