I have seen plenty of people, and couples, waste time trying to find a door that does not exist. They see several options, but they do not like any of the options, so they keep looking… and looking… and looking… Other times they see a door they like which they cannot reach, and rather than using one of the doors they can use they keep looking at the one across the way that they cannot reach. Often times they do not even work on building a bridge to the one they like but cannot reach.
Sometimes you can put something off in hopes that a better option will become available, but often doing nothing is more harmful than most of the available options. First, decide if you need to act or if you can safely wait. If waiting is a bad idea, then look at the available options and go with the best one.
A related pet peeve: Ever heard the saying “When God closes a door, He opens a window?” I have always had a problem with that. Jesus said, “I stand at the door and knock” not “I crouch at the window ready to crawl in”. I have seen a lot of “windows” turn out to be very bad choices. Sometimes God closes a door as a way of saying “NO!”
“And they went through the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia.” [Act 6:16 ESV]
Links to blog posts that stood out to me this last week:
Featured Post – A must read article I saw this week:
Scott at Journey to Surrender posted Counter Culture Marriage – Countering Media Messages ◄ How do we who follow Jesus go about countering the lies and distortions that media throws at people?
Black and Married with Kids
Sanctify Your Bedroom ◄ This is a great thought!
The Generous Wife
Intimacy in Marriage
It’s Not Just About the Sex, Is It Guys? ◄ Julie understands – and this article might help you say these things in a way your wife can hear.
Change Begins With You ◄ A simple, sometimes painful, truth.
One Flesh Marriage
God Hates Divorce ◄ But He does not hate the divorced, and there is restoration.
The Respected Husband
Stupendous Marriage Show – My Husband is Looking at Pornography ◄ A variety of topics this week.
…to Love Honor and Vacuum
Reader Question of the Week: How Do I Prevent My Teenage Sons from Using Porn? ◄ Something every parent needs to think about.