When I unexpectedly moved many miles away from my friends, family and church, I was ready for the future that God was opening up for me. But I hadn’t given much thought about the door that was closing behind me.
Although I had moved physically, I couldn’t move on emotionally. I looked forward to the future, but my mind was continually going back to the ‘good old days.’
Then I heard a sermon explaining that God shuts doors behind us as well as opening them in front of us. I needed to shut those doors before I could fully appreciate what the future held.
I think Paul summed it up pretty well in Philippians 3 ‘Forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forth to those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.’