One to One: Day 13
By Tracey Armstrong
Revelation 3:8 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. (NKJV)
God doesn’t just open doors to anyone and everyone. God pre-qualifies before He opens doors. I believe that the main things God is looking for are: you have strength to keep the enemy out of the door, your steadfastness in His word, and being His disciple. God is not just looking at your faith, but He knows your faith by your works. Show God some faithfulness, diligence, loyalty, some “stickability,” and God will show you some open doors.
God is ready to open a door of opportunity for you, but I believe that these two questions must be answered as He looks for an opportunity to bless. First of all, “Are you strong enough to handle what I have for you? Can your character handle what I want to do?” God would rather hold you back from promotion until you are ready, than give you something that you are not ready for and watch you crash and burn.
God keeps His word, so He is looking for someone that is a man or woman of His word too. If He can find such a person, then He can trust that person. Keeping God’s word helps you keep your word. Don’t allow the enemy to steal your testimony of integrity, because if he can he’ll try to destroy you.
We have been called to walk in, live like, and represent Jesus to the earth. God doesn’t want open doors for people who are going to bring shame to His name. I have had people ask me to refer them for this and for that; some people I have referred, but if they would misrepresent Nathalie and me, then we would not refer them or try to open doors for them again. One time I opened an international ministry door for someone and came to find out that they acted like a jerk while they were there. I renounced my association with them to the people that I sent them to, because I wanted them to understand that they did not represent Nathalie and me in their shameful behavior. I will never open another door for them because they did not think to represent me; they denied my name and went in their own name. This is the same thing that God is looking at. Did you represent Him in your last open door or did you go in your own name. Were you working for God or were you working for yourself? If you can be strong, keep His word and your word, and represent Him and not yourself, then you will see a door set in front of you.
Father, I want to align myself to Your desires, I want to be strong in character and faith. I will keep Your word and my word. I will represent You everywhere I go, not for my benefit but for Your benefit.
Be Christ’s representative today; look for an opportunity to give. You will recognize the opportunity when it comes and then walk right into it. It can be anything, big or small, monetary, or an act of service. Help someone out today with your gift!