The Closed Door

April 11th, 2013

Locked-Door-MC900070811A closed door can be a blessing in disguise.

Most of us become upset – or at the least concerned – at the thought of a door being closed in our faces.  We often look at the closed door as a missed opportunity or an obstacle obscuring our free passage.  However, just as a glass of water can be half full or half empty – the significance of a closed door is oftentimes dependent on the perception of the beholder.

I can recall several doors that literally have been slammed in my face.  At the time, the experience was traumatic and painful.  However, in hindsight, the closed door created a barrier between even more painfully traumatic situations and me.  While I realize that hindsight is 20/20, I thank God today for His Wisdom and the closed door!

Life is full of closed doors.  Sometimes I feel like the old game show where the contestant had to guess which door held the prize.  The game show offered the additional option of rejecting all of the doors and going for the cash.  Cash was the sure thing.  The unknown dwelled beyond the closed doors.

We exist on the other side of closed doors with the world appearing to offer the sure thing.  Those who love the Lord know that only He is the Sure Thing!  The beauty is that while we have the same choices that dwell beyond closed doors, as Christians, we have an added advantage.  Matthew 7:7 says, “…knock and it shall be opened unto you!”  So, if you knock and it doesn’t open, does that mean that you should force it open so that you don’t miss an opportunity?  I don’t think so!

In case we missed that revelation, let’s visit Revelation 3:20 where it says, “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”  What more could we ask for?

So, the next time a closed door stands before you, don’t swing it open and rush in!  Knock first, then listen.  If you hear the voice of the Lord – enter.  If you don’t hear His Voice, leave the door closed and consider that your blessing in disguise.

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Written by Lorraine Castle ©2013