No no, Not That.

“Sometimes God closes doors because it’s time to move forward. He knows we won’t move unless circumstance force us to.”

“As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I though I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.”

“When God gives you a new beginning, it starts with an ending. Be thankful for closed doors. They often guide us to the right one!” –  A Woman of Faith

“If the door closes, quit banging on it! Whatever was behind it, wasn’t meant for you. Consider the fact that maybe  the door was closed because you were worth so much more than what was on the other side.”

“Remember, God doesn’t close one door without getting ready to open another with bigger and greater things.”

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I’m sure that we’ve all heard some of these quotes at some point in our lives. But what do they really mean to us? To some people, when God closes a door, they get really irritated and mad at God. That is because they think that what they had was in their best interest. What many of us don’t realize is that God doesn’t do things just to do them. Everything has a reason. So if He closes one door, He’ll surely have one that will open as that one closes.

When God closes a door, this often means that God no longer wants us to be doing that activity, or going to that place, or hanging out with that group of people. But He doesn’t just do this out of the blue. He gives us signs that things will be changing. But many of us don’t see these signs of upcoming change until the change occurs. When the change happens, many of us, me included, try to fight it. But why? What’s the point? Trying to fight it, isn’t going to change anything. Once the door is closed, then its closed. We need to stop banging on the door and move on to the new door that has been opened for us. If we stay and keep banging on the door, then there will be consequences that we will have to face. But if we choose to let go, and let God work, then we will be blessed. In 1 Corinthians 14:40 it says the following, “Let all things be done decently and in order.” God has the power to see the past, present and future all at the same time, so when He is closing a door, it’s for a really good reason. One of the reasons may be that the enemy is setting a trap for us in the upcoming future.

Many of us live in a habitual world. We all have habits that make us very predictable and satan knows them. He lies in wait to try and trick us. Many of us don’t expect it because nothing bad has ever happened while doing that activity or whatever. Habitual behavior gives satan a benefit over us. That is another reason why God closes one door and opens another. It makes us less predictable to the enemy. In 2 Corinthians 2:11 it says “Lest satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.” If we read The Bible and apply what we have learned, we will become aware of those devices. We will know how to avoid them.

Proverbs 3:5-6 says “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

We need to remember that God is in control. We have to trust Him and follow the path that He is directing us on. If He closes a door, than we have to keep it closed and move on.

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