Have you got to the point in life yet, where you have discovered the blessing of a closed door?
Closed doors are painful at the time, especially because it is often someone you know who closed it! You believed your best friend would help you, but when it came to it, they were nowhere to be found. You thought that your boyfriend would propose, but he went off with your cousin instead. These experiences can be heartbreaking when they first happen, because we thought something would go in a certain direction and our hopes are suddenly dashed.
Losing a relationship that meant a lot to you can hurt you so badly that you start to believe you are not worth loving, but if someone turns their back on you after you have given them your best, you must realize that it is actually nothing to do with you; they just didn’t have the sense to recognize your worth!
People who reject you and close doors for you are often threatened by you and your brilliance. As an anointed individual, don’t be confused that the reason some people don’t like you is because of you. This is just something you have to learn to deal with without letting it overwhelm you.
In fact, life often seems to demand that you live with a situation of rejection, that challenges you every day. What about Noah, who preached for 120 years and no one listened to him or believed his message. Or Leah whose husband, Jacob, openly preferred his other wife, Rachel. You may rub shoulders continually with people who could be nice to you, but they choose to close their heart to you, because they love power games more than being open and warm towards you. You may be able to brush some of these people off without too much trouble, but what do you do when you love someone who is not feeding you back? Or when your family hates your guts? These instances are tough, but God has a way through for you.
Watch out that you don’t let rejection by someone significant to you rob you of your self-worth! You are not unlovely, and you have to accept that. Decide: I deserve to be loved! Say that to yourself. Don’t say, “I’m not sure anyone will ever like this!” Somebody will want what you are. Someone is going to say that you are the best thing that God ever created. You just need to believe God to connect you with that person.
Rejection and closed doors are a part of life and you have to learn to step back from the emotional aspects and let God use it to shift you to the place He wants you to be. Get a fresh perspective, because If they hadn’t turned their back on, you would have stayed comfortable in the clique, and maybe you would have never discovered your destiny. If they hadn’t fired you at the old place, maybe you would never have found this better opportunity.
Believe me, there is coming a day when you will be so grateful to God that they rejected you and that the door you wanted them to open for you closed in your face. You will feel like going to thank them for what they did, because God will take you higher and further than would have been possible if you had stayed.
Don’t get stuck on trying to find out why they treated you as they did. When you find the answers it still won’t heal your wound; what will heal you is to know that God wasn’t asleep when they did what they did and He will still work it around to make sure it works together for your good! Every season of sorrow has its own reward.
God is faithful. He is alive and well and your future is still in His hands. No matter what the devil tried to do in sending those experiences your way, you will come out on top because He is faithful. Regardless of who started it, with God we cannot lose.
Don’t waste time fussing with people, looking for a place to win the argument and gain competitive advantage, or fighting with your boss to prove that what he or she did was unfair. Go to God on it, and let Him speak a Word to you about your future.
The reason many Christians are still embarrassed before their detractors and critics is because they don’t have a Word concerning what God will do for them. But if you will persevere until you get a fresh Word in your situation, and then stick with that Word you will come back with a testimony. Every time!!!