Closed Door.... Open Opportunity

Genesis 50:20 NLT You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.

 

It can be so hard sometimes to understand what a closed door means.  Many times we beat on doors, try to bust the locks.. whatever it takes to get in, get through.. when, sometimes, the door is closed for a reason.

I had to close my business last year and it was one of the hardest things I've had to do.  I loved the relationships and opportunity that it presented and I really didn't want to close those doors.  After I closed the store, it wasn't a couple of months that had gone by and my cancer spread to my brain and I had to have a tumor removed.

Had I continued to fight against closing my store and kept pushing at God to keep us going.. I could have lost everything I had worked so hard for.. and possibly died in the process.

That closed door was an open door from God.  I sure didn't see it that way then, that's for sure!

There is no doubt we have an enemy and he wants you and I dead.  But sometimes, what feels like opposition isn't always the enemy.

I want to encourage you today that when you are facing a closed door, seek God. Press into him instead of against yourself.  It could be that God has a much bigger plan, even if it doesn't make sense to you.

I didn't think I would have a brain tumor.. but I did.  God knew all along what was coming.. And he made a way for me and my family to get through it.  The business would have been a huge burden that we couldn't handle.

As you all know I have been using a quote for sometime now that has gotten a lot of attention.. it is #GodsGotThis   I may have said it a time or two in my past, but never like I have since my brain tumor.  That thought, that movement has made a significant difference in many lives now and will continue to do so.

I can't even imagine not feeling the way about it I do now.  If I fought hard the other way and busted through that closed door.. I doubt most of what is happening in my life today would be.

Just a quick thought today.. but if you trust him.  Know he has a plan.  If you say #GodsGotThis.. by all means.. let him have it!!