Hold the Door

Hold the Door

When King David was told he would not be the one to build the temple of God I imagine he was at first devastated. His dream, the plans he had held for years, the peace he had fought for so he could build, was now going to be passed to another. God handed the task of building the temple to Solomon. At that point David would have to make a choice, in reaction to his redundancy he could either slam the door on his dream and leave Solomon to figure it out for himself or determine to hold the door open for his son, ensuring Solomon’s entrance into this responsibility was as successful as possible. David chose to hold the door open. He spent the rest of his days providing materials, skilled craftsman, advice and encouragement so that his son could walk through the door with as much provision as possible. I pray that we see an emergence of leadership that is also willing to hold open the door. That we don’t just go through the doors God gives us for our sake or close the door of opportunity so no one else can share in it. I pray if our time comes to move on in an area we stay long enough to help others move in. Holding the door open takes patience and strength, humility and surrender. Yet I believe when we hold doors open we save so much time and accelerate the process of building the kingdom. When we hold the door we don’t have to keep stopping to unlock what God already opened. David passed on the plans he didn’t destroy them, he provided rather than resisted, he was a source of encouragement not judgement. Where today is God speaking into your life and saying, “Hold the door!” Who do you need to wave through the entrance you have been entrusted with. Let’s Hold the door for each other so we can build what really matters together #ratherbeadoorkeeper #holdthatdoor