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Updated: Jul 31, 2023

We have all heard the saying, ‘When one door is closed, another door will open’. This is normally quoted when an opportunity that we had or thought we would have had is not available. That door that was closed is most often unexpected.

When we come to the realization that the door is closed, we then go and try to turn other knobs for another opportunity to walk through another door. What happens when we turn that new knob and the door is locked, and we cannot just walk in? Do we get discouraged, lose hope, have a pity party and ready to give up?

How do we prepare for the new door that will open? What did we learn from the last opportunity? Are we prepared to apply lessons learned from the previous experience? How do we know which door to choose next? Do we ask ourselves am I even prepared for the next time? How will I handle the next opportunity?

As we think about what happened, first, the realization that sometimes doors are closed for our protection or even to learn a lesson. Sometimes doors are closed because there is a better opportunity behind another door. Or sometimes we walked through a door that was not intended for us to enter in the first place. In other words, a closed door is not always a bad thing, it could be the very blessing we have been praying for or a way out of an unwanted situation.

Whatever the reason, we must prime ourselves for the next door that will be opened. During our preparation for the next opened door, our prayer should be:

“God, order my steps. Lead me to the next opportunity that

you have in store for me. I pray for discernment. God, my

faith and my trust are in you. Amen!”

As we wait, we should be assured that whatever door it is, when we step to it to turn the knob, the door will not be locked. It will be unlocked because God has gone ahead of us and prepared that chance just for us. The opportunity on the other side of our chosen door is tailored to fit us perfectly. The faith walk starts with walking towards the door and turning the knob. The trust comes in when we walk through that open door. God has the master key to unlock all promises that He has for us. God’s master key fits the master plan for each one of us exclusively.

Suggested Verse

Revelation 3:8 (a)

I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut…

Be Encouraged!!

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I am grateful for all of the doors God has opened for me. I am grateful for all of the doors He would not allow me to open, because He always knows what's on the other side. Sometimes when we're insistent on going through a door God has closed, He may allow us to "break it down" and He still grants us His mercy in spite of our disobedience. Thank You, Lord!

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