Every morning I get a thought-provoking and scripture based text from Saved In The City, I have to admit that it’s one of the highlights of my morning. The one that I received yesterday said, “Some doors had to close because you were thinking too small. If God would’ve allowed it, it would’ve robbed you of your destiny.”
After reading this I started to wonder how often are we wasting tears over situations or people who God is protecting us from? How do we continue to trust God when He closes a door that we want open?
This week I took some time to sit outside and enjoy the warm weather, and be away from my phone. While I was sitting there my mind started to wonder and think about the life that could have been. I thought about the relationships that didn’t turn into anything, the career ventures that didn’t manifest, and the friends who are now gone.
In many of those situations I would plea, argue, and beg for God to let me have them because I felt that I knew what was best. However, when I look deeper into these situations I see that on the other side of that door closing was a bigger opportunity which was better than I imagined. Each time He was preparing me to go higher within my purpose.
In times when our minds try to remind us of what we’ve lost and tell us that we missed out find a way to change your thinking. Have confidence that God will do what he says he will do (see Jeremiah 29:11.) He has already set moments into our future that are far better than what we think we’ve lost in the past, we just have to believe in His plan and continue to walk by faith.
It may seem that we missed out and that we don’t know how our dreams or desires will ever happen. Just remember that we serve a supernatural God, and while we don’t know how it will happen one day we’ll be able to say thank you for not giving me what I thought I deserved.