Sometimes when doors we expect to open are closed [and even locked], we think it is the enemy’s handiwork but what if God closed the door? What if it is not where He wants you to go?
Have you wondered why some doors aren’t opening in your life?
Sometimes ministers of the Gospel try so hard to enter a certain region but the doors won’t open. They keep banging on closed doors; years roll by, frustration enters, funds are exhausted, even some relationships are destroyed, health is affected, no progress, same spot, no impact because that’s not your assigned location.
The faith-walk certainly is no cake-walk.
I have seen situations where many powerful men and women of God are convinced that the struggle in a particular region is just part of the process they must go through. In some cases, that is absolutely true but please be led by the Holy Spirit. Some folks have spent decades struggling in places not ordained by God for them instead of moving on to the allocated territory.
A great example of doors closed by the Holy Spirit is in Acts 16. When the Spirit of Jesus didn’t allow Paul and his crew to enter Bithynia, they went on to Troas. Although the Bible does not tell us how the Spirit of Jesus didn’t let them enter the region but it shows us that by divine orchestration, even if we want to enter a place, we can be prevented by God.
What did Paul and his team do (or not do)?
They did not persist that the door must open. They were sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit.
It is in your “moving” that God reveals the next assignment.
Paul and team went on to Troas. It was in Troas that he had a vision about Macedonia. Some doors are closed for your own good. There are some places that the Holy Spirit won’t let you enter. Accept it, don’t fight it and keep moving.
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