It was not that long ago, while reading a book by Tom Patterson, that I discovered the term “Life Gate”. As I read I heard the truth behind its meaning and understanding. The Holy Spirit moves in many, creative ways, hour by hour and minute by minute. I have also discovered that we will all face circumstances that are life shifts: divorce, separation, substantial illness, births, marriage, graduations, death and etc.
There are certain events that simply change us. Maybe it was the first time you heard the words “I love you” or “Goodbye”. Maybe it was the first time you had a great bill of health or the last time you did.
I have learned that much like a gate on a fence, a “Life Gate” is simply a gate that often closes right behind you, preventing you from living in your past and allowing you to finally move into your future. Unlike a gate or a fence, a Life Gate doesn’t allow you to re-enter the exact gate; it allows you to move one step closer to who God created you to be and toward a purpose that guides and ignites your heart.
As I have explored the Life Gates I have come to realize that God is the orchestrator of those transitions. The transitions have two main phases, the first is the struggle leading up to the opening of the Life Gate, and the second is the peace after it finally closes behind you.
Where are you in your life? If you are facing a struggle it is very possible that you are in the verge of coming toward or walking through a very important Life Gate. If you are in a place of contentment, you are likely in the harvest season of walking through a previous gate. If you feel stuck or frozen in place then it may be time to ask for a guide, someone who has been where you are today but has made it through the gate you are walking toward. Guides can be powerful allies when it comes to moving past very specific milestones in your life. Great guides can offer a very powerful piece of information to help you on your journey, perspective and understanding. These two wonder twins allow the power of God to magnify your faith, no matter how large or small it might be.
Imagine standing at the base of a mountain, staring up at the green and orange colors making their way on the leaves. While standing at the base admiring the beauty, your purpose is to fill a small bucket of water from the only known living well above you. How will you make it up the mountain safely? What type of clothing do you need? What should you take with you along the journey?
This is the point when we tend to freeze, when God calls us forward because we cannot see the path but we hear His call. We have to learn to lean into the voice of Faith amplified towards the call. This part of the journey is always scary but it does not have to be.
While Life Gates can sometimes be scary, they are always important in becoming all that the creator Himself designed you to be. The journey is always better when there is a guide you can call on who understands both the desires of your heart and the suffering of your soul.
If you are at a point where a guide can help you get unstuck and help move you toward something greater, it would be my honor to join you and walk with you through a difficult Life Gate. Being stuck and unfulfilled always comes down to whether or not we are willing to take the next step. If you don’t know how to take the next step, we can guide you towards it, but that choice is yours.
Let’s take the next step together!
In Your Service,