is a combination of success and failure, both are necessary.
good things of prosperity are to be wished; but the good things that
belong to adversity are also to be admired because that's how we learn and
become stronger, wiser, humbler and a better person. Here are some thoughts inspired by the
writings of an unknown author.
greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you
will make one.-Elbert Hubbard
We need to learn to praise the Lord as
much for a closed door as we do an open door. The reason God closes
doors is because He has not prepared anything over there for us. If He
didn’t close the wrong door, we would never find the right door.
God directs our path through the closing
and opening of doors. Once a door closes, it forces us to change our
course. Another door closes, it forces us to change our course again.
Then, finally, we find the open door and we walk right into our
The Lord directs our paths through the
opening and closing of doors, but instead of praising Him for the closed
door (which keeps us out of trouble); we get upset because we “judge by
have an ever-present help in the time
of trouble that is always standing guard. Because He walks ahead of us,
He can spot trouble down the road and set up a roadblock or detour
accordingly. But through our lack of wisdom, we try to tear down the
roadblocks or push aside the detour sign.
Then the minute we get into trouble, we
start crying, “Lord, how could You have done this to me?”
blows cannot break a person whose spirit is warmed by the fire of
enthusiasm.-Norman Vincent Peale
We have got to realize that the closed
door can be a blessing. Didn’t He say that no good thing would He
withhold from them that love Him?
If we get terminated from our job,
praise God for the new opportunities that will manifest themselves: it
might be another job, it might be school.
If that man or woman won’t return our
call, it might not be them, it might be the Lord setting up a roadblock, just let it go.
We can sometimes trap ourselves in doubt
and discouragement through judging by appearances… Be grateful for the
many times our Father has closed doors to us just to open them in the
most unexpected places.
The Lord won’t always say in spoken
words: “Go to the left, now to the right” … sometimes He will just close
the doors that are wrong for us. Let us realize that there is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat
except from within, no insurmountable barrier except our own inherent
weakness of purpose.
By Tim Pedrosa
is nature’s plan to prepare you for great responsibilities.– Napoleon
is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.