When a door closes to something that we have wanted or believed for, we try to convince ourselves that it is because God has something better for us. Maybe so, but that isn't always the case.
We tend to think that just because the door is open it has to be God. If that were the case why would He shut any doors? It is because not every open door is God's open door for you. Sometimes He shuts them because it is simply not His will and you are trying to go through the wrong door, thinking that it is the right door. When He closes a door, it is for our protection. If we proceed into it, we could be walking into a trap laid by the enemy.
Sometimes the timing, on God's clock not yours, is not right. It was two more years from the time Joseph asked the butler to tell Pharaoh about him and when Pharaoh actually called him out of prison.
So when God closes a door, even if you thought the open door was Him originally, don't fret or worry, just trust. Had it truly been His door in the first place, it would have stayed open because He is not divided against Himself. Had it truly been His timing, it would have stayed open and you would be able to walk on through it.
Instead of complaining and getting discouraged when a door closes, perhaps you should be rejoicing and thanking God for either having something better for you or for keeping you from something bad.
Have a great day. When God closes a door, it is always for our benefit.
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