Just an afternoon thought.
No one likes doors to shut. It can leave us hurt, angry, or disappointed. Sometimes we work very hard at something and do our part to navigate to the door only to have it shut. I mean really, all of that effort for what?! I even feel that we have this tendency to blame the enemy for the doors shutting. Don’t get me wrong….the enemy is very real and the battle is a daily war. But, not everything that happens is his fault.
I have been trying this new perspective on doors. Cause, I will be honest here…when doors shut on me I get the same way. I get ticked and have been known to throw some of the nicest black tie pity parties around. I am trying to shift my focus from a door shutting is negative to the next door God is opening to walk closer to Him and His will. It is starting to shift my thought pattern to asking God where is that next door and thank you for shutting this door. And doors shutting can also save us from a lot of headaches and heart breaks down the road that we cannot even begin to see yet.
I have been working very hard on a project lately and can not seem to buy an open door. Again, a new outlook does not mean that there is not some frustrations along the way. But I am starting to ask God different questions as the doors shut. I am not giving up at the doors quit yet. I am still trying to do my part to open them. While I am trying to pry them open, I am choosing to not see a negative but a God who still knows best!