How do you react to closed doors?

When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.

Alexander Graham Bell

We as Christians have the Living God inside us in the form of the Holy Spirit. His job is to give direction and show us the truth about decisions we must make everyday. Many times we set long-term goals that are based on our own fleshly desires. God can see into the future and knows the outcome of the decisions we have made. Since we are His Child, He desires the best for us just as we desire that for our own children. If we can see that the path they are taking is a bad one, we want to do everything we can to keep them from doing something that might destroy them. From prior experience we know that certain roads lead to heartache and destruction, where a child does not have that capability.The same is true with you and God. He can see where you will be down-the-road, and because He loves you He wants to do whatever it takes to keep you from being destroyed if you have chosen the wrong path.

God sometimes has to close a door that might look great to you at the moment. When this happens, don’t stand there longing for it to reopen. Do not look at the closed door as the end – rather think that God must have something much better for you in the long run.

Get on your knees, seek the truth, and ask Him what you need to do next. If He tells you to go in a different direction, do not let fear hold you back. Ask God to give you the faith to take whatever steps are needed. When the new door opens, do not hesitate to go through it. You will never be sorry that you chose to walk in obedience to God’s Word for your life. Never let fear keep you from getting His Best.

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This post written by Cathy Deaton.

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2 Responses to How do you react to closed doors?

  1. OMGosh, tears are welling up in my eyes. This truly is a wonderful entry. Thank you. It’s relevant to my current circumstances.

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My name is Cathy Deaton, Owner of Fan the Flame Ministries. God has radically changed my life, and He has shown me that I am to share the awesome things I am learning with the Millennial Generation (1981 – 1996), but I love connecting with Christians of all ages.  I have found that the Holy Spirit is an awesome teacher when I listen to, obey, and apply what He teaches to my life. You truly can make a difference for God in an uncertain world.

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