"A door opened, and I went through it." Its a quote from the Temple Grandin Movie: Thinking In Pictures. Its a movie I've talked a lot about here because its influenced my life in numerous ways. Today, that influence didn't come as I worked with clients or thought about the social skills group, in fact it came in thoughts that are completely unrelated to Autism. It came with regards to my own life.
In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints we believe in patriarchal blessings. "Patriarchal blessings are given to worthy members of the Church by ordained patriarchs. Patriarchal blessings include a declaration of a person's lineage in the house of Israel and contain personal counsel from the Lord. As a person studies his or her patriarchal blessing and follows the counsel it contains, it will provide guidance, comfort, and protection (from here).
As I've reflected on the course and direction of life, I have recognized where God has opened the doors he said he would open in my patriarchal blessing. God keeps his promises. He wants a powerful people. And make no doubt about the fact that He is aware of where you are, what you're doing, and the potential you have.
Life is a series of doors. The doors symbolize choices. Some choices lead to locked doors, open doors, doors we have to knock at and wait, doors we have to pound at and then go search for a key, doors that have treasures behind them and doors that have mice behind them (I despise mice...worse than spiders or snakes), doors that lead to a comfy place to land for a while and doors that lead to mountains to climb before the next door becomes within sight.
Point of the story, life has a purpose. We're all on the journey to figure out more about our personal purpose or in other words, our divine mission. It may not be exactly as we hope or expect but it will work together for our good ('wotofoyogo"). As doors open, go through them. Discover what's in store in the abundant life.