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!!!



Pastor Sarah you are very right, by sharing these thoughts you have diverted my attention to a closed door in my life , I should rather say closed “doors” . And I think God wants us to knock on the closed doors He wants us to pray for the doors to open . If He lets the doors be opened then we will pass through very easily without praying meaning without strengthening our bond with God . Closed doors drag us into a praying life and reveal the importance of prayers when the doors are opened for us . Hellelluhia

wonderful. love this positive thinking!

Hahaha, funny that I should read this today!

I receive that God is going to do something even more amazing!

Thanks for the post!

I love his persistence. God blessed him, then blessed him and then blessed him again despite the trials he kept the faith, and now what’s behind door #3 Monte haha

Leave a Reply