For many years I had been asking the Lord to open a specific door. I had been focused on the door, even occasionally pulling on the knob trying to "help" it open. Gradually, things that needed to happen for the door to open began to take place. In my longsuffering, I remained hopeful it would soon swing wide-open.
Then I had an odd thought: I wasn’t sure I still wanted the door to open. Perhaps what I had prayed for all these years wasn’t what I really wanted after all.
Unexpectedly, the door slammed shut. I was neither surprised nor disappointed. In fact, I am excited; I have a renewed sense of anticipation and expectation stirring in my soul.
Thanking the Lord for closed doors.
Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen. ~ Ephesians 3:20-21