DAY 116 OF 365 IN 2021
John 10:1 Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
Any room without a door is deemed ‘unprotected’ thus there are doors to every room, even within the same house. The reason is fairly straightforward: doors are intended to be the legal portals of entry into a place. Hence, anyone who makes entrance via an alternative access is an intruder – in the words of Jesus, a robber and a thief.
Because intruders do not have the legal access through doors, they have to break in or use an alternative route because doors have keys that open them- regular keys, key pads, fingerprint, iris scanners, and facial recognition; among others. The kind of door and the destination it leads to often determines the degree and complexity of the means of access.
However, we can find ourselves trapped, lost and in a lot of trouble when we forcefully make our way into a door for which we did not have the keys or weren’t ready to handle the experiences or responsibilities that lie behind them. It could be the door of a promotion, an unusual dimension of wealth, marriage, further education or even spiritual realities. When our capacity is not built up to gain access into certain dimensions and realms, our access to those doors are restricted in our own interest.
Beloved, when we are ready to go through specific doors, we will have gained the understanding and fortitude to contain what lies behind them. So when next you arrive at a door to which you do not have keys, do not just force your way through because not all doors are obstacles. Some are entry points intended to alert you that you have to build capacity and obtain some keys.