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3 Ways to Discern if an “Open Door” is From God

1. The Door that God Opens Will Never Contradict His Word

Many Christians see opportunities to make more money as an open door from God, even though the opportunity means a job that will keep them from regular fellowship or service in their church.

However, God’s Word tells us not to neglect meeting together for worship (Hebrews 10:25).

Some women have told me that they believe God opened a door to a dating relationship for them, even though it meant being in a situation where they were “unequally yoked” with an unbeliever, which Scripture also warns against (2 Corinthians 6:14).

God will not lead you toward an opportunity that contradicts what He clearly says in His Word. Nor will he open a door that would require personal compromise or disobedience in order for you to enter.

As humans prone to sin, we have an excellent way of turning a clear mandate of God’s completely around and justifying it by our circumstances, but that is not how God works.

If there is a compromise in any way, or we have to bend Scripture to justify our “open door” then it is likely not a door that God is opening for us.

I would call anything that contradicts His Word a temptation, rather than an open door from God. And God’s Word clearly says that God does not tempt us (James 1:13-14).

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