“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell

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We’ve all been there, and we’ve all experienced the pain and confusion felt when God closes a door right in front of us. A natural response is to take our long list of questions and contemplations to God and ask him to explain Himself immediately. But when was the last time God closed a door for you and you thanked Him? When was the last time that you didn’t get what you wanted and you thanked Him?

Instead of asking God why, we should thank Him. Thank him for all those closed doors and for all those things that didn’t go the way we expected.

We don’t always see it right then, but when God closes a door, He is guiding and redirecting us to something better. Those things, that person, that place, weren’t meant for you. That wasn’t where you needed to be, so He’s changing your direction and allowing you the opportunity to find other doors.

So, remember to thank God….

Thank God for the detours because they will lead you to better place.

Thank God for not allowing you to settle for second best because He has something so much better in store.

Thank God for all the NOs, as well as all the times you get rejected and are forced to let go because He knows what isn’t right for you.

Thank God for giving you the strength and courage to end things and detach from things bringing you down because He is preparing you for something better.

When we view closed doors as a missed opportunity, we miss the bigger picture. The next time your plan doesn’t work out or you don’t get what you want, thank Him. Remember, He closed that door with a purpose and a plan far better.

So, thank you God for closing doors I needed to stop banging on and begin walking away from. I know you’re about to open better ones, and I can’t wait to see what you have in store for me.


What do you think?
How do you react to God closing a door? What lessons have you learned? Share in the comments below or feel free to message me. I’d love to hear from you!

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