When It’s Time To Close the Door: Five Minute Friday

My first thoughts on this first day of May were about the newness of this season. As I looked out my bedroom window at the green grass, sunshine, budding trees, I thought “fresh starts”.

Oh, how I love them.

Do-overs, new days, new seasons.

Open doors.

But the thing about open doors is that to enter them, we must leave something behind. Close a door, if you will.

Unlike “Let’s Make A Deal”, there are not just three doors to choose from in our lives. Three doors to open, or to leave closed. There are many. And, again unlike the game show, once we choose one, we’re not stuck with it.

Grace. God’s grace allows us to turn away from a wrongly chosen door, to close it and say “not for me”.

He’s the King of fresh starts, do-overs, new days, new seasons.

What door do you need to close today? What choices have you made that you know were wrong — choices you wish you could walk away from?

You can, you know. You have a grace-filled, forgiving Savior who says “It’s time for a fresh start. Begin a new day. Close that door. Choose me.”

When we choose — whether it’s door number one, two or three — we have the assurance that He’s already paid the price.

Five-Minute-Friday-4Linking up today at Five Minute Friday as I write for just five minutes on the word DOOR.


  1. Amy P Boyd

    I love the comparison to the Price is Right and the fact that with God’s grace we are safe to chose and know it will work out for our good. Visiting from #FMF

    • inkspots53@hotmail.com

      Thank you, Amy. Thanks for stopping by! Blessings to you!

  2. Tara

    Ingrid, great post. Fresh starts…yes!! God knows which ones are for us an index offers his grace when we open a door and it isn’t for us. Next time Lets Make A Deal is on tv I’m going to think of this post and the choice of doors God gives to us to open.

    • inkspots53@hotmail.com

      Thanks, Tara! So good to hear your reactions to my posts. Blessings on your day!

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