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16 Aug 2007

Inspired by this!

Hi y'all, A friend sent this to me and I was blessed by it so I thought to share with y'all. Trusting in the Lord is the best decision one can ever make in life. Feel free to share your thoughts. Ta!

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Praising God for Closed Doors

We need to learn to praise the Lord as much for a closed door as we do an open door. 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 the right door.

God directs our path through the closing and opening of doors. Once a door closes, it forces you to change your course. Another door closes; it forces you to change your course again. Then, finally, you find the open door and you walk right in to your blessing.

The Lord directs our paths through the opening and closing of doors, but instead of praising him for the closed door (which keeps us out of trouble); we get upset because we "judge by the appearances."

You have an ever-present help in the time of trouble that is always standing guard. Because He walks ahead of you, He can spot trouble down the road and set up a roadblock or detour accordingly. But through our lack of wisdom, we try to tear down the roadblocks or push aside the detour sign. Then the minute we get in to trouble, we start crying, "Lord, how could you have done this to me?"

We have got to realize that the closed door can be a blessing. Didn't He say that no good thing would He withhold from them that love Him?

If you get terminated from your job, praise God for the new opportunities that will manifest themselves: it might be another job, it might be 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).

One time, a person had a bank they had been in business with for many years tell them "No!" to a $10,000 loan. The Lord put in their spirit to call another bank. That bank gave them $40,000 at a lower interest rate than the first bank was offering.

We can sometimes trap ourselves in doubt and discouragement through judging by appearances. Be grateful for the many times our Father has closed doors to us just to open them in the most unexpected places.

The Lord won't always say in spoken words: "Go to the left, now to the right" ...sometimes He will just close the doors that are wrong for you.

The saying is indeed true: trust in the Lord with all your heart. Lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him – and he will direct your paths.

If you are blessed with this, bless others by passing on.............. When You're down to nothing, God is up to something!

14 comments:

  1. I think this post was an open door for me, cause I prayed about a particular issue that I was judging by apperances and look at it I read this post today of all days, I am greatful that God is up to something...... I have been blessed by this wonderful message.

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  2. @omodudu- wanna share??

    @viaduct- am glad to know this message blessed u :)

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  3. Word my dear, preach it! I've had several doors shut in my face and i thought God why me? But when i sat down to think about them now, i think God has always been steering me in the right direction

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  4. Hello Girl
    Long time
    , you dont know who I am but when I bumped into your Blog I was overwhelmed , you wonder why ?, you are a christain and you are not ashmaed to say that here, a lot of blogs I read before I stumbled on yours and I look forward to getting to work to reading TOLTED,
    You uplift me a lot thanks dear, i know this is disjointed but please know someone appreciates what you do , pls don"t go away for so long again aaight.
    I look forward to encouragement , a word for now, not so many blogs have that so pls pls and pls girl Keep up the good works ok
    and enjoy ur self in UK, I really love your testimonies , you are so down to earth no airs, you know.
    Keep it up.
    When i start to blog I will let you know who I am.

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  5. Wow!
    Thanks for this, seems like i needed to hear or read this somewhere.

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  6. Great Stuff... and welcome back

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  7. @writefreak and londonnaijachic- Am glad to know this article blessed u like it did me.

    @anonymous- thanks for ur words of encouragement. It is comments like this that encourage me to blog even when I don't feel like cuz I blog with a purpose!
    Looking forward to knowing who you are :)

    @Tayo- thanks!!!

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  8. This is so true. Nice post.

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  9. Excellent article and it's so true. I've had doors slammed on my face and when I was feeling sad, another door miraculously opened!

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  10. welcome back sweetie and yea, true stuff!! in all situations, give thanks!

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  11. @aijay- thanks girl!

    @Fg- se u see how God works!!!

    @mimi- thanks dear and u r right we shld be thankful always!

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  12. "If he didn't close the wrong door, we would never find the right door." ...true as this is, 'tis only by His grace we can live (positively) through the closed door period.

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