“I will give you the keys (authority) of the kingdom of heaven…” Matthew 16:19 (AMP)
In Matthew 16, Jesus talks about giving you the keys to heaven. He’s giving you authority or, in other words, you have the keys to your destiny.
Imagine if you went into a store and the manager gave you the keys to the building while he went out of town. With keys in hand, you would have the ability to lock and unlock the doors.
This is what Jesus is saying. You have the authority to lock and unlock doors in your future by the actions you take today, but here’s the problem. Sometimes we lock out things that heaven doesn’t. We don’t allow ourselves to enjoy life or relax. Other times we allow things in our lives that you wouldn’t find in heaven. We unlock the door to things that destroy us.
You can unlock the door to positive, life-giving things in your life. On the other hand, you can also unlock the door to negative things. If you are holding on to resentment against someone, you are opening the door to anger and closing it to laughter and joy.
When you close the door to negativity and open it to positive, loving and encouraging thoughts and actions, you are gaining control over your destiny and choosing a better path. It may not be the path of least resistance but it will be the most breathtaking, awesome and amazing journey of your life.