All the doors you wished that God could’ve opened for you, all the doors you did not want to be closed or that door that you have prayed for years to open but it never did. Have you thanked God for all those closed doors?
God is orchestrating an everlasting picture of our lives and if He were to close a door, be assured it is for your own good. It may not appear that way when we are hurting due to disappointments and frustrations but have you really trace back that blessing in disguise in your life? I have, and I could see that my closed doors were just the beginning of new chapters of growth and increase.
Some doors are meant to be closed because if you were to venture into it, it may stop you from the growth that God wants you to have. Some doors may open and then close because God is changing your direction and focus; He is not hindering you but helping you. Some open doors may present to us as a dead end in a long term thus a closed door is just as much blessings as an open door.
When you pray for a door to be opened and it does not, do not be discouraged but thank God for His guidance. Thank Him because He is leading you to a better place, to a better opportunity, to a better career, to a better focus, to a better relationship and to a better vision.
Closed doors are no accident neither it is the end of road for you; it is closed for a purpose. Jesus is the one who opens and closes doors in your life. What He has opened no one can shut and what he shuts no one can open (Revelation 3:7). Let Jesus guide you in this journey because there is no better way than to let our Sovereign Lord write the story of our lives with favors and increase.
These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open.
- Irene Soon