The other day I tweeted this statement: “Feeling  frustrated today? Keep in mind that a closed door can be just as holy and anointed as an open door.”

So many times in life we come to a closed door and we feel frustrated and defeated. In our humanity we want to try to find a way around the closed door or to pry open the closed door.


Because we have limited perspective….we see what is in front of us now and what we want to see happen (or make it happen).

Many times, when we encounter a closed door, we react as if God closed a door out of judgement, anger, or as a result of our disobedience.

However, I have come to learn in life that many times God closes doors for us out of love and protection.

He has eternal perspective… he sees every door and every opportunity in the light and scope of eternity.  His ways are higher than my ways (Isaiah 55:9).

His closed doors are much better than my open doors.  He has a plan and a purpose for every door that he opens and for every door that he closes (Jeremiah 29:11).

Closed doors are holy opportunities to trust God as you walk with him. 

If you are dealing with a closed door in your life today- I encourage you to change your perspective about it. Instead of being frustrated at the lack of opportunity – trust God will reveal a new opportunity instead- one that lines up with his will and his timing.

“Be confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion…” Philippians 1:6 NIV

By Christie Love, LeadHer Founder


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