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“What’s Behind the Door?”

We are praying and believing for God to open a door for us. For years, I prayed that God would guide Bobby and me to Haiti to live as missionaries. Bobby had made many trips back and forth to Haiti, and he had some bad experiences, so he decided he “would never move to Haiti.”

Once, I asked him, “Honey, let’s move to Haiti.” He said, “Baby if you want to be a missionary, pick another country. I’m never moving to Haiti…” It was not long after that “chat,” that the door opened and we felt led to move to Haiti. We were “starry-eyed” thinking that “because God really called us, we would have no problems.” But, as soon as the “door” opened to Haiti, we found ourselves locked up tight in the “Embargo.” This meant that “no planes would come in or out; no bank transactions… nothing!” No one was coming to get us out or to help us! We just never realized that “once a door opens,” even if God opens it, that doesn’t mean that everything will go our way! When God opens the door, the “adversaries” are right behind us!

Apostle Paul put it like this… “For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.” I Cor. 16:9

That time during the Embargo made us tough! It was all we could do to gather a gallon of fuel for the small generator; we lived by candlelight, and our contact with the outside world was a radio station that had VOA. But, through those tough times, God helped us and made us “tougher.”

“There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” I Cor. 10:13

God always has an “escape plan,” so have a great day!


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