I’ve been thinking alot about the closed doors that Jacob experienced in his life: the door was closed for him to stay at home when he tricked his dad for the blessing, the door was closed for him to stay w Laban when he recognized that he’d “worn out his welcome”, the door was closed for him (or so it seemed) when he “lost” Joseph to a wild animal, etc. Jacob had ALOT of closed doors in his life & I think that these developments were extremely disturbing to him.
I think that perhaps the same is true for us – we don’t like it when things change & places of previous acceptance & comfort are no longer available. Understandably, we tend to dislike instability. But here’s the power of a closed door:
- it means that God has something different open for you,
- it means that you may possibly be moving into a new season,
- it could mean that God has a promotion for you,
- it could mean that the vision for your life has been too small
Don’t wallow in rejection or closed doors. Don’t get obstinate & refuse to change or move forward. Celebrate because God is up to something really good in your life!!!