Dodging a Bullet

by Adam Becker

If  you have been on this earth very long there has probably come times  when doors opened, and opportunity knocked. Sometimes we succeed and  sometimes we fail. But true failure is never trying at all. In any case,  the doors that open are so exciting and something we live for. They can  bring us great success and happiness. Sometimes though doors we thought  were open close in our faces or never open at all despite our  attempts. 

This can be  frustrating and lead to heartache, but a closed-door really isn’t bad.  Sure, it may seem bad and at the time it really makes you upset, but it  can be a blessing. Now we know God is in control of doors opening and  shutting according to the Bible. The Bible says.

Rev 3:7 NIV

“To  the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: These are the words of  him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no  one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open.

It says he who opens and shuts. And it also says the following about making paths straight.

Prov 3:5-6

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;

in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

So  according to the Bible God opens and shuts things and makes a path  straight or lines things up for us. Of course, there are some factors of  free will and people’s choices but when all is said and done if you are  a child of God, God is in control of opening and shutting things which  we can call doors. 

So how can a  closed-door be a blessing? Often when a door closes it is for the best.  In other words, the closing of the door was what was best for us. Of  course, at the time we may not see it and get upset thinking that door  was such a great thing if it would have worked out but in reality it  wouldn’t have been right for us. There are things that seem good but are  totally wrong for us. Such as it would be cool to be President of the  United States but that would be totally wrong for me. I would probably  blow up some poor defenseless country if I were president or worse. I  doubt I could handle the stress and everything that comes with it. So,  the door of being president for me is a blessing that it is not open.  There are so many doors that have closed in my life. Many have been  slammed shut in my face and I have been flat out lied to by people  promising me things. But looking back I was not right for that door. I  would have been miserable in that position. In my ministry, I get a lot  of requests from people looking for prophecies about their future spouse  and they want to know if it is a certain person. Some have even said  they heard God say they will be with that person. I can tell you that in  my own life I am certainly glad that I didn’t end up with the women I  wanted to be with. They were totally wrong for me and I probably would  be miserable if I were with any of them and it would be a big mess. 

The  truth is when a door closes, we dodge a bullet. A bullet that could  have really made our lives worse. At the time it seems like we lost a  blessing but in all actuality, it was a blessing it didn’t work, and the  opportunity was halted. I love the fact that the Lord loves me so much  He helps me dodge bullets. He cares about my life so much that He closes  the doors that aren’t right for me. The trick is to always realize that  a closed-door is a good thing, not a bad thing. It may be the best  thing to happen to us all year. 

God  is on the throne and He knows what He is doing. View things in light of  God’s love for you, not getting everything that may be wrong for you.  Closed doors are for sure a blessing, not 

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