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).