Sometimes it’s ignorance. Other times, it’s laziness. Many times, it’s stubbornness. We staked out our place in front of that door. We put in our time waiting. We are so close to boarding that we just know we’re next.
Additionally, sometimes we even fear that we don’t have time to leave the door we’re at and walk to another one. However, what we forget is that, in DC at least, the train operator is watching. S/he leaves their chair and looks out the window down the platform as they open and close the doors. The operator is telling us to use all available doors because they can see the mob of passengers try to squeeze through one door. In essence, they are telling us that they will hold the train long enough for us to get to another door. So why aren’t we moving?
God and train conductors have some things in common. They see us wasting time and energy trying to board our train to Destiny through the door that we have chosen. They offer us boarding alternatives, promising that those entryways also lead to the same destination. They offer to wait as we move to a more suitable door. They say it so often that we should know the drill by now. Yet our feet and our faith are glued to the concrete in front of our preferred door. And God and the conductor, who open doors all day every day, just can’t understand why.
What if you made a decision to start using all available doors? How much more comfortable and less crowded might your trip through life be? What treasures might you find on your ride, and what interesting passengers might you meet?
What if you understood there was more than one door, and acted like it?
SheryLeigh is a woman who loves God, words, and people. She is currently living and loving as an author, blogger, poet, and spoken word artist in the Washington, D.C., area.
A communicator by education and trade, SheryLeigh holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Howard University and a Master of Arts in Management from Webster University.