When God opens doors in our lives it is an absolutely beautiful thing. We see our prayers and sometimes unexpected prayers come to fruition, but also through closed doors we see God’s protection and love. Think about the last time you may have been discouraged because you were dealt with a closed door. Typically, we do not like closed doors because something we really wanted was on the other side of that no. You have the power to change your perspective and narrative of that closed door in your life.
Through closed doors, we experience God’s protection. If you could only see why God closed that door, you would thank Him for protecting you from harm. There are so many things in the world that are waiting to find you and bring you confusion. What if that door is protected for your good? He did not allow it because He knew it would destroy you. He did not allow it because He knew your spirit would become tainted. He did not allow it because He knew it was not the right timing for you.
Through closed doors, we experience life in His timing. God’s timing is always perfect. He closed that door because it was simply not in His timing yet. Before a door is opened, God must prepare you. He will prepare you for everything that is to come. You may still be in the preparation process, let Him finish that work in you. He did not allow it because He is still pruning you. He did not allow it because you are in another season in your life. He did not allow it because He had something else in mind for you.
Through closed doors, we experience God’s redirection. Sometimes, the answer is no because God has something better in store for you. Sometimes, the answer is no because it is not where God is calling you. What if that door is closed because God wants us to fully trust Him in the unknown? What if that door is closed because He wants us to learn to wait in worship and in the fullness of His grace?
When you come across a closed door, embrace God’s protection, timing and redirection. Closed doors are not meant for our punishment, rather for our good. Now, you will learn to navigate life’s closed doors with a thankful attitude. In a new change of perspective, you will praise God for the closed doors in your life.
“Jesus answered him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand.” -John 13:7
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. -Romans 8:28
“I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.” -Psalm 130:5