As I stepped out of the podium that day, my host came up to immediately handed me an invitation for a next ministration with them. According to him; “You have done well sir. You are already booked for the next edition of this conference.” I had handled an open door well.

Friend, God is the door opener and the way maker (Revelation 3:7-8). But you need to know how to access the doors He opens and how to keep the doors open. Most of the doors that God opens miraculously have been closed by folly. Favour can bring you before great people but wisdom would determine if you would stand and last on that platform (Proverbs 22:29).

“For a great door and effectual is opened unto me…” (1 Corinthians 16:9). You must learn to discern open doors. Needless to say, not all open doors are divine doors. Some are simply satanic traps to truncate destiny. You need discernment. You need the operations of God’s Spirit to decipher what God is doing from what the devil is doing. Don’t forget that whenever God is working, the devil also works to counterfeits what God is doing (2 Corinthians 2:11)

“…a door was opened unto me of the Lord, I had no rest in my spirit..” (2 Corinthians 2:12-13). Paul was not carried away by open doors. He checked his spirit. He had no rest. Something was missing. He needed to find out by prayers and by searching his spirit. Never violate the impressions of the Spirit at critical junctures of destiny. The fact that everything looks fine on the surface does not mean that all is well (2 Corinthians 11:14-15).

Wisdom remains the principal thing (Proverbs 4:7). The grace of God brought David before Saul, but he behaved himself wisely (1 Samuel 18:14). Esther got favour from the Eunuch but she also followed instructions to the letter (Esther 2:20). That was a mark of wisdom. When your season changes, your wisdom must increase. Don’t permit any act of folly in your life, it makes a mess of divine working (Ecclesiastes 10:1).

There are doors that lead to other doors. Treat each open door well. Sometimes, God would test you with small doors before opening the big doors (Genesis 41:9-14). Thank God for small doors, maximize them well and you would never beg for other doors. Treat those small clients well. Behave well on that small ministry pulpit. Give your best to that little job. Your next big breaks are in today’s small breaks. Don’t joke with them!

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria