Frankly there is no room for doors so, being a loving husband, Michael removed the doors and hung curtains for me (hey, couldn't have the world seeing my messy closets).
M surprised me one day when he said, "Standing in one certain place, without moving, you can see into every room in our house"...now that's something. Two bedrooms, a bath, hallway, dining room, living room, kitchen and last but not least...our combo utility, office and bistro. Every inch is utilized and enjoyed...now that the obstacles have been removed. Obstacles tend to hamstring us...don't you find that to be true?
"When you take a step of faith, obstacles are removed and doors are opened. Do not stand there wondering if you made the right choice, but keep on moving as your destiny lies ahead"...Dayon Anteko Pitter.
Sometimes obstacles overpower me and faith is hard to come by...talk about Noah, Abraham/Sarah, all the many faithful in The Book...I wonder...am I like that? Should be...but it's those nagging doubts about the choices...such doubts!
After M's second retirement we were sort of lost as to what our future held. We wanted and prayed to 'be used'. Word of caution...pray carefully...very carefully. Father had big surprises up His sleeves...whoa. I was rather like Sarah and thought it was a joke...at first. But jokes don't make you sob your heart out for days...moving to China? You're kidding God....ha, ha, ha??? Oops...wiped that smile off my smug face 'cause He wasn't laughing...not even a little bit.
Next came one of my many 'wow' moments; I had no idea I was capable of what it took...but I did it...we did it together. God, Michael and a very serious Vasca. No idea of where in China we were going; just told them to use us wherever...needn't worry...'they' weren't the ones in charge...HE was and what a number He did on/with us! You know lots about that, right?
At times, Michael and I have faced closed doors (some slammed in our faces) but we found & continue finding open windows. Believe you me, God opens windows whenever & wherever He pleases...no need for doors with Him around. And oh my, such a 'fresh and breezy' life.
From my heart...