Praise Him in the Hallway
These five words have been walking their way around my mind over the last few weeks. I’ve had a door shut on me, and the words have been said to me by a close friend. Okay God, I get it!
I’m in a ‘hallway’ in my life at the moment for two main reasons. I’m in the hallway between single life and married-arghabouttobeaproperadult- life and I am in the career hallway. I bet you can guess which hallway I’m more excited about hey!?
While I am here, chilling in these hallways, I know that I have to be praising God.
But the hallway is so boring compared to the living room, compared to the bedroom, compared to the kitchen! True, but the hallway also leads the way, in most cases, to these other rooms. This is true in our lives too. We have to go through times of being in the hallway to prepare our hearts and our minds for the rooms that God has so perfectly prepared us for. Maybe we’re not quite ready for those rooms.
Maybe the room we think we’re going in isn’t the room God wants for us and He has to do a quick decoration job. God can work 60 minute makeovers or He can take years. Praise Him in the hallway. Trust that God’s timing is perfect and that time you are waiting outside the door is the exact amount of time you need to be ready for that room, for that challenge, for that change in your life.
But their hallway seems so much more exciting than mine! Why am I having to wait so long in this career hallway!? They didn’t get the same qualifications as me and they are loving life in the living room, in the bedroom, in the kitchen.
John 13:7 tells us: “You don't understand now what I am doing, but someday you will.” God's ways are above and beyond our own.
PRAISE HIM IN THE HALLWAY, GIRL!
Don’t covet. Don’t envy. If it’s a room without God, who’d want to be there anyway!? If it’s a room with God then trust that the same God will too give you your dream room.
You’re learning to trust Him. You’re learning your heart. You’re learning the things God needs to change about you. God shuts doors. God opens the doors. God knows the time to give you the key, but before He gives it you He wants your eyes to be fixed on Him. He wants you to reach out your hand to grab His and when your heart is ready, He’ll give you the key and walk into the room with you, every step of the way.
"For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
I'm Kate. I'm a Black Country wench. I graduated from Wolverhampton University in 2014 and currently work as a BSL interpreter. I got engaged to Joey last October and am excitedly planning our wedding for Summer 2017 wedding. I love Jesus and have a passion for worship :-)