I found this little guy sitting by the garage door, waiting for the door to open. I opened the door a little, as you see in the photo, and he just sat there. I had to physically push him out the door.
I think sometimes in our lives, we do this too. We pray and pray for a door to be opened for us. But then, when a door is opened, we are either too scared to walk through it, or we’re too comfortable in the place we are to actually do it. Maybe we think, “Wait, I wanted a different door!”, and then we just sit there and wish for a different door. Sure, this door opens to a gravel parking lot, but just around the corner is a big grassy area with lots of bugs and hiding places, perfect for a toad. But he couldn’t see that just looking through, he had to actually GO through the door to see everything that is there waiting for him. Sure the garage has some food, and some hiding places, and he’s safe from predators; but eventually he would die in there with no water, and nowhere to hibernate if he actually made it to winter.
Look at your life. Have you already gone through a few doors? Are there doors hanging open, just waiting for you? Are you in the relative safety of the garage? Don’t be scared of the door. The door open in your life is an invitation for you to see and explore and learn. Of course its uncomfortable at first, especially if you don’t like taking chances. But if you just stay in the garage, you’re going to have a very unfulfilling life and then probably freeze to death in the corner somewhere.
Don’t be afraid of change, don’t be afraid of doing things differently than you’ve ever done before. Break free from your mold and live your life with new opportunities and new ideas. They say when one door closes, another door opens. But maybe that door was open already, and you just needed to be pushed through it.
Jump through that door!!!