On Closed Doors | 3 Things to Do

Unexpected. Cold. Unfair. Three words that accurately describe that door just shut against your face. 

Should you be happy? Throw your head back, laugh without inhibition, go back home, plop on your bed, and think about how good it felt? 

To the plain mind, that's crazy and foolish. Why should you be happy? Why should your head be lifted high? Why should you thank God for a closed door? What you asked for was that the Lord open this door for you. This would have been your perfect entrance to that breakthrough you've been praying for. That lone drop of rain you've been thirsting for this whole time.  

Dear, what you may not know is that every closed door creates the perfect opportunity for God to open the right door. 

I don't know about you, but the best things that have happened in my life occurred after closed doors. Dashed dreams left in God's hands became beautiful in their own time. Failed relationships opened the doors to the best one ever. Old career paths budded and became the unexpected and yet best one God had in mind all along. So I've learned that as long as I am sold out to the One who wrote my name in the palm of His hands, the One who calls me the Apple of His eye, I am good to go. I've got nothing to worry about and everything to hope for. 

I want to pass on this same confidence to you today. What you think is a closed door could be the best thing that ever happened to you. 

Here are 3 things to do when a door closes:

1. Thank God. "...in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." (1 Thessalonians 5:18, NKJV)

2. Eat Again. "But when David saw that his servants were whispering together, David perceived that the child was dead; so David said to his servants, "Is the child dead?" And they said, "He is dead." So David arose from the ground, washed, anointed himself, and changed his clothes; and he came into the house of the LORD and worshiped. Then he came to his own house, and when he requested, they set food before him and he ate." (2 Samuel 12:19-21, NASB). 

3. Ask the Helper for a Redirection. "The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you." (John 14:26, NKJV). 

So many times, I thought I knew what was best. Little did I know that God had designed the best and I only had a limited view of what my life would be. So the next time you get a closed door, I pray you remember this. 

Till the next one, stay hopeful :)