January 15, 2022

Open Doors in 2022 - Tracy Krauss


Like many of you, I like to choose a word or phrase each year to give me focus. This year "Open Doors" was emblazoned on my heart as I prayed about my direction and writing in 2022.

Colossians 4: 3 says, “… pray for us, too, that God would open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ…” (NIV)

I like the idea of open doors, especially after there has been so much “closure” these past couple of years. It is time for things to open up, both metaphorically speaking and in reality. 

In terms of my writing, I am praying that God would open just the right doors for me in 2022. I want His message to be heard and one way to spread the good news is through my writing. That might mean previously unopened doors need to be unlocked or new doors tried, especially in marketing and promotion. However, I don't plan to barge in or knock any doors down. Jesus holds the key, so I want to let Him enter first. 

The other side of this metaphor is that I also need to keep the doors of my life open to Jesus. There is no shutting Him out. "Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me." Revelation 3: 20

Another thing that comes to mind when I think about "open doors" is welcome and acceptance, which is a reciprocal concept. I feel positive about the coming year and expect good things. I also know I need to be welcoming and accepting of others and perhaps of new ideas. I've pared down a lot of my external obligations, so I am expecting to have more time and freedom to do both of these things. 

I'm open to whatever God has in store for me this coming year and look forward to stepping over the threshold of many open doors. 


Tracy Krauss
writes from her home in Tumbler Ridge, BC. She is the former president of InScribe and has many books and plays in print. Visit her website for more: https://tracykrauss.com




10 comments:

  1. I love your attitude, dear Tracy. These following words of yours would be wise for all inspirational writers to adopt: "Jesus holds the key, so I want to let Him enter first."
    Blessings of open doors for 2022 ~ Wendy Mac

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  2. How beautiful to anticipate the open doors the Lord has for you, Tracy! One thought for the morning was, "When God closes one door, He opens another."

    Your words are an opportunity for all of us to pray: "I'm open to whatever God has in store for me this coming year and look forward to stepping over the threshold of many open doors."

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  3. Hi Tracy! I am praying God will indeed open the right doors for you this year. I am looking forward to open doors for all of us here. Blessings to you, my friend.

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  4. I too hope the Lord opens nany opportunities for you, Tracy.Things look gloomy this year but light is most effective in darkness. It's like the farm house poarch light which can be seen 10,000 feet up by a plane but is lost in daylight's glory.

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  5. Tracy, I love that the phrase was emblazoned on your heart - no guess work then! And then that word from Col 3 to double confirm. I too love Bruce's porch light analogy. Wishing you His best blessings as you walk through your open doors in 2022.

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  6. A wonderful post, Tracy. May you recognize every door He open and may you have the courage to step on through. Blessings on your year.

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