You’ve been told that God has a purpose for you, but it doesn’t seem to be happening. Where are those “open doors” promised in Revelation 3:8? Could God be overlooking you?
Your part in this cosmic drama may not seem very important right now. But that doesn’t mean right now is not important. Successes, big opportunities, don’t just happen – even in God’s economy. They come to those who are prepared.
Louis Pasteur, who discovered penicillin, said “Fortune favors the prepared mind.”
Winston Churchill, who led Great Britain during – and out of – the darkest days of World War II, said, “To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour.”
That same idea comes straight from the Bible. Joseph was used to interpreting dreams long before Pharaoh called him from the dungeon to the palace. David was used to slinging stones at lions and bears long before he approached Goliath. Daniel was used to praying daily long before the Persian king passed a decree that landed Daniel in the den of lions. Jesus spent 30 years learning to hear His Father’s voice perfectly before He embarked on His public mission to save the human race.
God sovereignly opens doors, and He will do so for you!
But the much bigger question is,