“When God closes a door, look for a window” is a quote I used to say with the desire to think positively and find a way out of a situation in which I did not get my way. I was still determined to get my way, even if it was clear God did not want me going in that direction.
So I have returned to this quote with a new humbleness of soul to say instead that if God closes a door, He will not ask you to sneak through a window like a thief. Just leave it closed and thank Him for being wiser than we are. Then humbly rest in Him, read His Word, pray, worship, serve until He opens a new, unnoticed door for you. Then in faith walk through that door in obedience.
Stop demanding God work your way or you pout like a child. Quit thinking you know more than God who made us all. Stop demanding rights every damn where when they have nothing to do with our obedience, save our demands to defend our rights to worship Him. The rest feed the ego. Let the ego go.
I speak to me along with all y’all. It is a reminder to me as well as to you that our relationship with God is the most sacred and precious thing in the world and beyond. He is our greatest treasure. God’s good love and hope, grace and mercy, faithfulness and loyalty, gentleness and self-control are our life’s very breath, our only source of glory and goodness, our cushion for falls and lifter of chins. He is truly looking out for our good and sometimes waiting for our show of faith and trust in Him to do amazing things through us. Like Samuel from the Bible (Amazing story that needs a second look).
So keep reading the Bible, praying, worahipping, serving to prove yourself a workman that need never be afraid. For God’s perfect love casts away all fear. Every bit of it. And if fear remains, you are not close enough to the Maker of the Universe. Get closer.