The one who is holy, who is true, who has the key of David, who opens a door that no one can shut, and who shuts a door that no one can open… Revelation 3:7 International Standard Version
Recently, I had a vision I want to share. It was simple, but profound.
Jesus and I were in a car. He was driving and I was in the passenger’s seat. He parked the car in front of a tall skyscraper. He got out of the car, and came around, and opened my door. I got out of the car, and we walked, arm in arm, up to the front of the building. When we got there, He opened the door for me, and we walked in together.
Then the scene ‘rewound” and I saw it again.
Jesus and I were again in a car. He was driving and I was in the passenger’s seat. He parked the car in front of a tall skyscraper. This time, as soon as He stopped the car, I opened my door and jumped out of the car. I ran ahead of Him, up to the front of the building. When I got there, I opened the door for Him to walk through. I held the door open as I waited for Him to catch up. Then, He walked in the door, and I went in behind Him.
I was expecting Him to tell me what a great job I was doing, and be proud of me for opening a door for Him, so that He could enter the building. But, when I looked at His face, I saw that He was holding back tears. He was disappointed, insulted, and sad. I then realized that He wanted the first scene to be how I live my life. He wants me to wait on Him to open the doors for me. He wants us to walk together in the journey, and not for me to run ahead. He wants me to realize that He is proud of me when I let Him drive, and let Him open the doors.
I don’t know about you, but, too often, I run ahead. Too often, I think I am doing a great job for Jesus because I opened a door for Him to enter into a location or situation. He created the universe. He doesn’t need me to open a door for Him. He is the one who opens doors. Jesus is the one who opens doors that no one can shut. He is the one who shuts doors that no one can open. What He wants is for me to enjoy the ride with Him as He drives, and let Him open the door. And, He want us to walk together – arm in arm – to the next destination, where again, He will open the door for us to enter together.
I want to challenge you today to let Jesus drive. Enjoy the ride. Wait for Him to open doors for you. Walk with Him, arm in arm. Jesus is wanting a relationship with you, where you allow Him to guide your steps.