closed doors

I prefer open doors rather than closed doors, but it seems to me that God leads us not only with open doors, but also with doors that are shut airtight.  Sometimes it bugs me when a door is closed to me & I can take it as personal rejection, which is always tough.  But if I choose to see a closed door as part of God’s guidance, then it doesn’t seem to hurt as much & doesn’t feel quite so personal.  It also helps me to remember that the Apostle Paul had his fair share of closed doors, many of which he was locked behind as a prisoner!

Let’s consider that God has the right doors to open for us & we can trust that God is working all things together for our good as we stay in love with God & stay true to the divine purposes in our lives!

the power of a closed door

I’ve been thinking alot about the closed doors that Jacob experienced in his life: the door was closed for him to stay at home when he tricked his dad for the blessing, the door was closed for him to stay w Laban when he recognized that he’d “worn out his welcome”, the door was closed for him (or so it seemed) when he “lost” Joseph to a wild animal, etc.  Jacob had ALOT of closed doors in his life & I think that these developments were extremely disturbing to him.

I think that perhaps the same is true for us – we don’t like it when things change & places of previous acceptance & comfort are no longer available.  Understandably, we tend to dislike instability.  But here’s the power of a closed door:

  • it means that God has something different open for you,
  • it means that you may possibly be moving into a new season,
  • it could mean that God has a promotion for you,
  • it could mean that the vision for your life has been too small

Don’t wallow in rejection or closed doors.  Don’t get obstinate & refuse to change or move forward.  Celebrate because God is up to something really good in your life!!!