White picket fences, beautiful flowers, and crystal clear windows. The homes look beautiful from the outside, but one thing is missing from the inside. The people can’t see the door, to them it is invisible. Fear is what hides the door!
They can’t find their way out to inhale the aroma of the lovely flowers or hear the sweet music of the songbirds perched in the swaying green trees. They can’t find their way to the deep blue ocean where the waves look like they go on forever. Feel the peacefulness of the sound of the waves and the seagulls merged together. The woods beckon them to come relax in their shade trees and stroll the paths strewn with wildflowers. The doves line the path waiting to be held and stroked. They want to pass on peace to the holder.
Hope and joy is calling but unfortunately the ears are closed to the call. They can’t hear, for their ears are listening harder to another call, the call of fear, doubt and worry! That is what keeps them trapped inside.
They hear the call of nature, but fear changes their perspective at how they look at things. The sound of waves isn’t calming, instead the waves look 30 feet tall! The fear of drowning is too great! The seagulls cries are drowned out.
The paths in the woods look dark and twisted and the fear is strong to where they may lead. The birds are unnoticeable, the peaceful doves that are beckoning go ignored. Only the dark shadows that the lofty trees are making stand out.
The mountains that are beautiful now look way to high and the rocks on them way to sharp and hard to climb. The risk is to great fear says!
The rolling thunder and the loud crack of lightning causes them to quake with fear and thus they cannot see the door.
The glass of fear is so thick that hardly anything can penetrate over the storm of doubts, disappointments and fears, but it is not unbreakable. It can be shattered and the door can be found by something stronger. All that is needed is an adjustment to the view that lets the rays of hope and joy shine in!
With those rays what is supposed to be seen comes into closer view. The storm clouds don’t look as threatening, instead they see the gentle rainfall. The pitter patter of drops is a soothing sound to the ears.
The towering mountains look majestic and the hard climb seems worth the amazing view waiting at the top! It doesn’t seem impossible, but challenging, knowing that in the end the climb will provide strength that was never had before.
The rays of hope help smother the lies of worry and fear. It lets the ears hear the sounds of the waves and seagulls. They don’t look 30 feet high anymore, and even if they do sweep you under, you know that you will come up again!
The paths that seemed so confusing in the woods look brighter now, even tho the destination is still unknown. Hope is found in the beautiful birds lining the path and the aroma of the flowers is much more refreshing , than the smell of fear.
Are you in a house with an invisible door ? Are you trapped inside your fears ? Embrace hope and faith will give you the strength you need to find the door. Your eyes will open and you will see the colors of hope and joy. Bright golden doors will open before you, calling you to walk through.
Walk through and find the rainbow, it is there, I promise. As for the pot of gold, you may find those nuggets too. They are mixed with the sharp rocks on the mountains that you have to climb. They are on the dark paths in the woods that you need to follow. You may even catch some from the falling rain during the storm, that is if you dare to dance in the rain..
All this is waiting for you! Decide today to push fear away from blocking your door. Yes, there will be times you will fall and times you feel like drowning….BUT press on and the time will come when the waves will smooth over and the birds songs will come singing through and your bucket of gold nuggets may just be overflowing!