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Feb 20 Devotion: Why God Closes Doors

23).  O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it  is not in man that walketh t direct his steps.  24).  O Lord, correct me, but with judgement; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing.

                                JEREMIAH 10:23-24

Recently, it seems that we've heard alot about the concept of God opening and closing doors.  Usually, we think of God enabling us.  Then I began to think about reasons that God might block our way. Closed doors ...

Prevent mistakes. Just because a path is clear doesn’t mean it’s the one God wants us to follow. Sometimes we won’t have the information we need to make a wise decision, so He bars the way either spiritually or physically. The Holy Spirit can see the whole road map for our life, which is why we are to follow His guidance.

Redirect our walk. Sometimes God has a different opportunity in mind—one that will yield bigger fruit, more contentment, and greater impact for the kingdom.

Test faith and build perseverance. Waiting for the Lord to speak or act is hard. But we’ll learn wisdom, patience, and trust by pausing prayerfully until He reveals His will.

Buy us time. God may temporarily hold shut an opportunity for service until a believer is properly equipped for kingdom work.

Despite the repeated references to “closed doors” in this devotion, the real message is that God opens doors. He has created a perfect pathway for us to follow. Keep your feet on it, and you will walk over thresholds leading to service, satisfaction, and glory for the Lord.  

Often, "closed doors" enable us!



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