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Opened and Closed Doors

Discussion in 'Jokes' started by priyauc, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. priyauc

    priyauc Bronze IL'ite

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    We need to learn to thank the Lord for closed doors just as much as we

    do for open doors. The reason God closes doors is because He has not
    prepared anything over there for us.

    If he didn't close the wrong door we would never find our way to the

    right door. Even when we don't realize it, God directs our paths through
    the closing and opening of doors. When one door closes, it forces us to

    change our course. Another door closes; it forces us to change our

    course yet again.

    Then finally, we find the open door and walk right into our blessing.
    But instead of praising God for the closed door (which kept us out of

    trouble), we get upset because we "judge by the appearances." And in our

    own arrogance, or ignorance, we insist that we know what is right.

    We have a very pleasant help in the time of need who is always standing
    guard. Because He walks ahead of u s, He can see trouble down the road

    and HE sets up road blocks and detours accordingly. But through our lack

    of wisdom we try to tear down the roadblocks or push aside the detour

    signs. Then the minute we get into trouble, we start crying "Lord how
    could this happen to me?"

    We have got to realize that the closed door was a blessing. Didn't He

    say that "No good thing will be
    withheld from them that love Him?"

    If you get terminated from your job - don't be down, instead thank God

    for the new opportunities that will manifest themselves - it might be a

    better job, or an opportunity to go to school. If that man or woman

    won't return your call - it might not be them, it might be the Lord

    setting up a roadblock (just let it go).

    I'm so grateful, for the many times God has closed doors to me, just to
    open them in the most unexpected places. "The steps of a good man are

    ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way." (Psalms 37:23) The

    Mountain top is glorious, but it is in the Valley that I will grow!

    Always Remember God gives you...
    Enough Happiness to keep you Sweet

    Enough Trials to keep you Strong

    Enough Sorrows to keep you Human

    Enough Hope to keep you Happy

    Enough Failure to keep you Humble

    Enough Success to keep you Eager

    Enough Friends to give you Comfort

    Enough Wealth to meet your Needs

    Enough Enthusiasm to make you look forward
    Enough Faith to banish depression
    Enough Determination to make each day a bet ter day than

    the last.

    Life must be lived forward but can only be understood backwards.

    Commit to the Lord in whatever you do and your plans will succeed.

    Proverbs 16:3)

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