God has an open door for your life.

I wrote a story in February about a dream I had. Today’s blog is a follow-up to that story.  I have repeated the dream for you but added new insight the Lord has placed on my heart. God has a calling on all of our lives for His service. For some the call is different from others. But there is a specific plan that God has for your life, and I promise you there is a door that He has opened just for you,  for that plan to be accomplished in your life. That door that is the gateway to fulfilling what His plans are for you in this life. Sometimes the door is open and we just cannot see it or for whatever reason, and do not enter in the door he has open for us. The following is a dream I had on exactly this subject. At the end of the story on the dream, I will comment.

It was a few years ago when I awakened from a dream I had just had. As I sat up in the bed from my slumber my body was drenched in a cold sweat. I sat for a minute or two trying to separate fantasy from reality. As my mind began to clear, I realized I had been dreaming………the events of my incredible dream began to replay in my mind like a movie trailer…..In this dream, I was standing surrounded by fog….I was slowly walking not able to see for more than a foot or so. My hands were out in front of me feeling my way, lest I run into something.

I could see the blur of lights ahead.  I bumped into a sign in front of me that had an arrow pointing toward the light. As I followed the direction of the arrow, I walked suddenly out of the fog into a great room, with walls hundreds of feet high. I walked slowly into the room. As my eyes adjusted to the light, I could see in front of me, standing, maybe 100 feet away, a giant warrior. He stood at least 12-15 feet tall. He had his arms crossed, his eyes fixed straight ahead. He had in his right hand, laying across his shoulder a mighty sword that seemed to be at least 8 to 10 feet long.

I stopped, standing very quiet and still, hoping he had not noticed me. It seemed to me that I was oblivious to him so I turned slowly to leave, but the fog had now dissipated and behind me there was now a wall. I was surrounded on all sides by these great walls, and the only outlet was a large door 25-30 feet high, and it was guarded by the mighty warrior. I stood there for the longest time in mortal fear that the giant would see me and slay me for trespassing.

As I surveyed the room, I noticed a small bench across the room from the door, attached to the wall. I slowly crept my way toward it, all the time keeping my eyes fixed on the warrior. I made my way to the seat and was relieved that the warrior had not seen me. In fact he never moved or flinched a muscle. I slowly sat down. As I was seated, from this angle, for the first time I could see that behind the first door a series of doors stretching as far as I could see. In front of every door, there was an identical warrior guarding each entrance.

Not knowing what to do, I decided to sit there and wait until someone else came. I thought maybe they would know what was going on, what rules to follow, or what protocol that was needed to enter through the door. A fair amount of time passed, no one came. Whether it was days or years, I do not know. In all the time I sat there, the warrior had never moved, so one day I decided to slowly creep toward the door and see what would happen. Maybe he wasn’t real I began to tell myself, or maybe I could sneak by him. I got closer and closer to the door, and then the warrior suddenly sprang to life, his sword drawn. He fixed his eyes directly into mine, he then surveyed all around me as if he were looking for accomplices of some kind. Seeing that I was alone, his eyes turned back and fixed directly into mine. I stood there my knees shaking, I was too afraid to speak or move.

I was standing a mere 30 feet from the door, but I was too afraid to make a run for it. He stood as if he were made of stone, never moving, eyes fixed on me, sword drawn as if it were ready to take my life. So I started backing away, slowly. As I backed away, he slowly returned to his earlier position, arms crossed, his eyes straight ahead, and laid his sword back across his shoulder. I returned to my seat. Again time passed, very quickly this time it seemed.

Decades passed as I sat there. I kept looking at my hands. They were getting older and older, covered with age spots. I could see they were getting old and wrinkled. I could feel my body becoming very aged. My eyesight was beginning to fade and I could feel that my body was not far from death. I made the decision that I would walk toward the door and invite my own execution. I no longer had the fear of being slain, as my life had passed and was now was almost gone.

As I once again neared the door, the warrior sprang into action drawing his sword, he looked first at me, and then around me and then back at me. This time I showed no fear; I walked directly toward him and engaged him. I said to him, “Slay me if you must, I no longer have the fear of dying, as there is no longer any value to my life. All these years I have sat here waiting for someone, anyone to walk through that door so I would know what to do. And in all the years I have sat here, no one, not one single person has entered into this place. There has been no one but me”. He said to me in a booming but gentle voice, “Darrell my son, this door and all the others in succession were placed here by God for you and for you alone. I have been placed here as your guardian angel to protect you from anything or anyone that would hinder your passage through the open door God had for your life”.

Somewhat confused and now angry, I shouted back at him, “You are lying, I saw you draw your sword to slay me the first time I attempted to walk toward the door”.  He said “I drew my sword only to protect you for your safe passage that is why once you approached the open door God had for your life, I immediately looked all around you surveying the situation to protect you from the enemy, as I was created by God to protect your journey through this door”.

As I stood there, my mind trying to assess what I had just heard, my legs buckled out from under me and I fell to the floor. As I lay there the angel continued speaking to me, “Because of your fear and lack of faith, you have wasted your life away.  Behind this door and many other were opportunities God had prepared for you; Many blessings, great joy and many lives that you would have touched, but because of your fear and lack of trust in God, you have entirely missed the life God had intended for you, and spent your life sitting here wasting away, doing nothing……I immediately was awake after hearing those words……..

It leaves us to wonder, what if any is the meaning of this dream?  Is there anyone that is reading the piece that finds themselves in the same place as I was in the dream? There are times in our walk with the Lord that things seem crystal-clear. We are walking along in sunshine, and then all of a sudden, boom….we are in a fog and cannot see what is in front of us. Is there any of you, whom the Lord directed, put a call on your life, anointed to do his work that have not fulfilled that call in Christ Jesus.

We do not all have to backslide as I did to forget the calling that God has on your life. A lot of things can place you in a fog, and in a seat in front of an open door that God has opened for you and you alone. And instead of pursuing that calling, fear of all sorts have prevented you from following through with what God has planned for your life. There can be a fear of failure, or a fear of embarrassment. There can be that “fear” of losing how comfortable you are in life at the time as sometimes doing God’s will can take you out of your own “comfort zone”.

Satan often will use an area of weakness or fear in our lives to discourage us. Sometimes an area of our life isn’t quite what it ought to be and the enemy will use that to steal away our courage in a moment of crisis. We should not be discouraged when things do not go exactly as planned and suffering or hardship enters our life.

Many times hardship and/or suffering will fine-tune our lives and help equip us to handle the challenge that the Lord had for us in the door he has opened for our life. If a painful affliction and trial falls upon you, don’t automatically say,”I must have missed the open door God has for me in life”. It may be the best sign you have that God did call you. That may be confirmation.  God prepares us to be ready in our deepest character, so we will be able to, in a moment of crisis, in a moment of need, be a servant of the Lord and walk through the open door He has for our life with courage and victory.

As I said in the beginning it was quite a few years ago when I awakened from this dream. There was a time in my life that I had forgotten my first calling. I have since put my house in order and walked through the open door God has for my life.

As I have been obedient to the Lord, I now realize are there doors and doors and doors, waiting for me, and I am walking toward and through each of them boldly in faith, knowing that at every door there stands protection and guidance for my passage. I pray that you too are fulfilling what God intends for your life; with His grace and mercy…..…It is my prayer for you Revelation 3:8 can become a guide for that journey…. “I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name……May this be my prayer for you as humble yourself, submit to His will, and walk through the open door the Lord has placed before you.

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20 replies

  1. Wow Darrell. These blogs are blowing me away……

    • Thanks Jeff…….May the Lord be praised

      • This really, touched my heart.I had an experience where as God visited me.I didnt quite understand at the time,because i was”nt saved.He came to me at the lowest point in my life,He took my hand and we were in the sky,over the clouds,it was so peaceful.I had never felt like that before.I wont go into details,but im still trying to find out what do i do.I pray and pray,but no answer.Im like you were.WAITING!!what do i do?

  2. Yep, Fear of the unknown will cause one to have a miss-guided direction. Thanks Pastor! No matter where that door gets opened,
    I know there is no more reason to fear going through the door.

    Where Jesus guides… Jesus provides.
    Where Jesus gives visions…He makes provision.

    Thank you LORD for showing me the protection I need to walk through any door you called me to go through is there for me. :}

  3. This one spoke deeply to me in a way that defies words…the Holy Spirit used you here. Thank you very much for posting.

  4. Dear Pastor Darrel,

    Congratulations on your grandchild; May our Lord bless her!

    I am touched by your message in a profound way that defies my own utterance! -I do know that God has me here for a purpose yet for me to find out!….Please, help me pray for my eyes to be wide-opened to see clearly that door that God Almighty has prepared and guarded by an angel, for only me to walk through it without hesitation! In Jesus name, I pray! Amen!

  5. This is an awesome piece of work! I completely understand what you are saying! Over the last few years I’ve had many dreams and a few visions…I know God speaks to us in many forms…if we listen. It is amazing to me how we have so much faith in some areas but stuggle with other areas. May God remove fear from us all and may we have the faith to step forth into the callings on our life! May we know that perfect timing!!! Thank You Dear Brother for Sharing this! Sandie

  6. Dear Pastor Darrell, I just finished reading your post on “God has an open door for you” …It is amazing….We have an awsome God…I’m struggleing at this time on how to deal with an alcoholic husband who is abusive in verbal and emotionl ways. I am so confused because I love him but I’m so ready to make a change in my life but am not financually able to manage getting out of this situation. Please pray for me that a door will open if that change is in God’s plan or did God put me in his life for a reason?

  7. Hi,
    Just wanted to let you know this really touched me. I believe I should have walked through a certain door back in 1983 and didn’t do it. Since then my life has seemed “off”. It’s hard to explain. I do love the Lord and I am saved but not going through that door seems to have “altered” my life. How do I manage to resolve this? I’ve prayed about it but the “off” feeling never really goes away. I guess “off” means that I’m not doing what God’s original intent was for my life. I do serve in a Sunday School class(in a God believing church) that reaches out to those with additions and other “things” that make them feel unwelcome in a “regular” church setting. I do have a fulfilled filling with this work and I do believe God wants me involoved here. But that overall feeling of “off” is always lurking in the background. So this dream of yours is exactly as I see my past. What if you miss the first door and go through one on down the line? Do you think that’s possible? Could that be the “off” feeling that I have? Would love to hear your comment and thoughts on this! Thank you for this blog, this is the first time I’ve seen it. And yes, I saw it Facebook. A friend of mine posted that she “liked this” and I was courious about it. Looking forward to hearing from you,

    • Hi Angie, As in the dream, I believe what God opens, stays open Revelation 3:7 says What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. 8I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut……So I believe that the door is still open for you. Sometimes our cicumstances in life change and we bypass what God has intended for us, but I feel that once He intends if for us, He always intends it for us. We are the ones that change, not God…He is the same yesterday and forever. So I suggest you pray and seek Him and ask Him to reveal His heart’s desire for your life. He is a faithful God and will give you whatever it takes for His will to be done in your life. You can’t miss God’s door you can walk through one of your own though..Just go back to the moment you saw the door open in your life, ask God to assist you in walking where He wants you to go, and go on through….I pray God’s blessings and guidance for you Angie…Let me know how it goes…..Darrell

  8. This has been a very powerful message for me..
    what a encouragement to know that God has an open door for me..
    Thank you so much


  9. Right after my first comment on your ‘Met An Angel’ blog post, I read this post. And it was like a lightning strike. I asked you a few questions in my first comment. This blog post answers them. It doesn’t really matter whether or not the deceiver has become more overt. God has opened a door for me… and I should take up my faith and walk confidently through that door.

    Thank you, Darrell Cresswell.

    P/S I was thinking of beginning a blog about my walk with God… but wasn’t sure. Seeing how your blog has helped me, I think I WILL start that blog.

  10. I like the faith scripture found in the New Testament in Hebrews 11. its great reading. I am wondering if you can write about tghis on your blog! Its really good reading all the scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. Great reading. Your Blog is always good. Love Ya Sir.

  11. hello Darrell, Love the page here. as always the posts are always rich in the word for the oly spirit! have a great time witht he new grandchild. our team, UL@Lafayette Ragin Cajuns are playing against University of Denver on Thursday. I am going to the game its home here. Always love reading all the posts. Stay The course, de4ny yourself, pick up your cross and follow Him.

  12. Hello! My name is Tanner. I go to a school called East (I will not say the full name for safety), and I am going to share this amazing story at FCA! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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