Why Doors Are Closed?

Why doors are closed to the believer who is ready to do things

Gods’ way and why they are closed for the one who refuse not to go the way God wants them do go?

First to the ones that are ready to begin doing things Gods’ way.

You will find that this happens for the reason to strengthen your faith.

To make sure you open the right door.

Psalms 121:7 NASB

The LORD will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul.

Proverbs 16:9 NASB

The mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.

Why, because you are not ready yet,

You have said to God; I am ready to walk this path no matter what obstacles may come my way and I will continue to pursue the dream.

Do not fret.

Your faith is made strong through adversities.

Let it be known that this is only a test.

Walk by faith and not by sight.

This dream is yours and when the time is right you will walk through many doors with the favor of God with you.

Why doors are closed to the ones that are not pursuing the gift God

gave them to help the world understand him?

Everyone has been given a gift or talent.

Like Jonah refusing to go into the city Nineveh to let the people know about God.

Jonah decided to go in a different direction then what God wanted him to go.

We do the very same thing when we put our own plans above God plans for our life.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

And this is when you will start to see doors close to your plans.

You will begin to face many obstacles and wonder why this is happening to you.

You will say; I am a believer and I have been living a righteous life.

Why am I not succeeding?

I have been walking the straight and narrow.

I have been giving to others and even helping ours.

Proverbs 14:12 NIV

There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.

Over and over you will be reminded of that dream God gave you until you start turning away from your own plans and pursue the plans that God wants you to do.

Things will soon start to change for the better once you turn away from your plans and pickup God plans.

Doors will open for God plans and they will be closed for your plans.

Proverbs 19:21 NLT

You can make many plans, but the LORD’s purpose will prevail.

Stop wasting time.

Isn’t it clear what you must do and what must be done?

God is not trying to stop you from being successful.

He wants the best for you.

A father always wants the best for his children.

Psalm 115:14 NLT

May the LORD richly bless both you and your children.

He is trying to get something to you, can’t you see?

The vision you are seeing is Gods’ best for your life.

Everything you ever wanted is in doing what God wants for your life.

And every time you see a door close, it’s only for a reason.

Whether it’s for the purpose of helping you to be stronger or to count on him more,

To move you to the next door and keep you going until a door is open.

Sometimes he wants you to wait,

There’s more for you to understand before moving forward.

Psalms 37:7 NIV

Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.

It could be for you to learn not to move forward without bringing God with you.

No matter what the reason for a door being closed, it’s for a reason.

Isaiah 22:22 NLT

I will give him the key to the house of David–the highest position in the royal court. When he opens doors, no one will be able to close them; when he closes doors, no one will be able to open them.

You must learn from it.

Remember why it happened.

Wisdom works in your favor when pursuing your dreams God has given you.

Soon there will be a flood of doors opening for you.

Open doors means righteous favor has come to and has gone ahead of you.

And now the doors are opened waiting on you to walk through.

Heaven awaits your decision so it can move forward on your behalf with an out pouring of blessings of success.

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WHY DO WE FALL DOWN?

Why?

So we can learn to get up.

1 Peter 5:10 ESV

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

Why does the mother eagle push her young out of the nest?

This is the process she uses to teach her young to fly.

We as humans learn many things in life the same way.

Like gold is tried by fire, we too must be tried by life.

In life the pottery clay maker molds, God is molding us in this process called life, so that we will become what he imaged us to be.

Like painters who paint a picture, before he gets started he has an image in his mind and now he starts to paint knowing the outcome.

God has a picture of you in his mind of you before you were born.

He knows through life’s issues and circumstances you will make choices that will mold your every step on the way to that picture that God has of you.

There are many trials and tests in life that are meant only to get you to that beautiful picture God has in his mind.

Yes, we all have felled at many of the tests that were allowed by God for us to go through.

James 1:12 ESV

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

Falling is part of the test.

Falling is part of learning to get up.

Falling is part of success and succeeding in life.

Falling will make you better.

Falling will make you into the man or the woman you are to become.

God allowing you to fall will shape you into the vision you now see.

You must learn to get up.

Soon you will learn not to fall again.

Getting up builds assurance,

Power,

Faith,

Endurance,

And wisdom

Assurance that God knows what he is doing to allow you to go through it and not destroying you.

Power is the strength you will continue to build up inside you.

Because getting up is hard.

Faith is what God is trying to get to you.

It will keep you believing in him and his purpose and plans for your life.

Endurance is sure to follow.

It builds a hard to stop attitude in you

And

Wisdom which is worth more than gold.

Your success in everything you do will be determined by the knowledge you obtained from being tried and tested like Gold in the fire.

Now that you know the reason why we fall down

What will you do?

I hope you will get up

And

Soon you will learn not to ever fall again.

2 Peter 1:10 NLT

So, dear brothers and sisters, work hard to prove that you really are among those God has called and chosen. Do these things, and you will never fall away.

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Who’s Your Daddy?

Wait

Don’t answer that yet, read this first.

He who said, I will never leave you or forsake you.

He who said my sheep know my voice.

He who said I know the number of hairs on your head.

He who said I know how to give good gifts.

He who said the Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.

He who said those that have received the Son, they are the children of God.

Who are they?

Romans 8:14 NLT

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God

Them whom He has redeemed

The child of God and joint-heirs with Jesus

Them who he called precious

Them who does the will of their Father

Those He has given dominion over the whole earth.

Those He has and will continue to protect from the evil one.

Those he has made their enemies foot stools.

To them who He sent his only Son to proclaim their inheritance.

The one that has a place for you whenever you are ready to come home

To them who he gave a destiny

To all He gave new life too.

Who’s your daddy?

Romans 8:15 NIV

The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”

None have done more than your Father in Heaven.

Look up and cast your eyes upon the only one who will ever love you more than you can ask or think.

Whom do you call, daddy.

The only true God and Creator of this whole world.

Your God and Father

The Great I AM

The one who sent Jesus to save the whole world.

The one after you have received His Son comes in you and takes up resident and lives with you.

We who know Him call him

Abba Father

So as when we pray, we pray to the one and only true God our Creator

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.

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Who’s Driving You?

Are you on autopilot thru life?

Have you looked to where you are going?

Are you concerned about where you’re headed?

What is your destination?

Are you fashioned by this world?

Romans 12:2 NLT

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

Are you not concerned about the people you have with you?

How do they affect your driving and the course you’re taking?

Do life’s issues affect or weigh you down and cause you to change course?

What course changes have you made or are they made by someone else?

Are any of the changes you’ve made your own or someone else’s?

What or who have you modeled this direction after?

Ephesians 5:1 ASV

Be ye therefore imitators of God, as beloved children;

Is anything right about the place you have been and are going.

Are you influenced by good or evil?

Whether it be hidden or not?

Ephesians 5:6 ASV

Let no man deceive you with empty words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the sons of disobedience.

Finally, are you willing to have an answer for every decision you have made?

2 Corinthians 5:10 NIV

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.

Because, at the end of this road of life, you will have to answer for the direction and course you’ve taken.

That’s why you have to be sure about who’s doing the driving of your life.

Is it you or someone else?

Is it the way God has set for you?

Or is it by whichever way the world has set for you?

Who’s driven you?

Take back the wheel and give it to God.

For a man’s step are ordered of the Lord.

He has paved the road you’re driving on and it’s much smoother than the one you are now on.

If you find the road you’re own has gotten too rough to handle, then you should immediately stop and find out who is the driver.

If it’s you then you are not ready to drive yet.

When you’re ready then God will only be your guide.

Because he knows the way, for it’s His destiny He’s guiding you to.

Let go and let God.

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Who or what are you listening to?

If words we listen to shape our future then we need to watch what we are saying.

What is coming out of your month?

We’re back to the source of life, the word of God.

John 6:63 ESV

It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.

His words teach us that words can destroy and kill life.

God in the beginning said with words, “let there be light and there was light”.

Jesus said, “say with your month and believe that this mountain be removed and do not doubt and it will come to past”.

He spoke to the dead and they rose up.

If words are so powerful that they can change who we are then we need to choose our words very carefully.

Hebrews 4:12 NLT

For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.

We need also to guard our ears in what or who we are listening to.

We can speak words of wisdom to our children, letting them know that they are beautiful, powerful and wonderfully made.

They can do anything or as the word says; I can to all things through Jesus Christ.

They all have gifts specific to that which they are going to be in this life.

They must not let anyone tell them they cannot be something or whether they are not something, which is different than what God says about their life.

There are just two roads in life.

Listening to the wrong words could and will lead you down the wrong path in life.

2 Peter 3:17 NLT

I am warning you ahead of time, dear friends. Be on guard so that you will not be carried away by the errors of these wicked people and lose your own secure footing.

Tomorrow may not be promise to us, but God will not let us leave until his plan for our life is complete.

Take a moment to reflect on what words you have been saying and who have you been listen to?

If you could trace back in your life where you started to change and where you started going down the wrong road, you will find out that someone,

Some type of music,

Things you said,

Or something a parent said to you was part or all the reason you are where you are today.

You believe what they said and you let that vision of what they said guide your steps.

God is the author of our steps.

Now that you know the truth, how do you change?

Stop listening and stop saying words that will keep you from your destiny.

Wrong words lead to wrong thinking.

The right words listened to and being said, will lead you to a successful life.

True success comes from God’s word.

Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.

Faith in God will lead you to a successful way of living.

A life style worthy of a child of God

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WHO IS THE DEVIL?

Who is the devil?

A fallen angel name Lucifer. Isaiah 14:12-14

Who thought he could ascend over God and be over Heaven like God!

Who has it out for the people whom God has called his children.

He will use the things of this world and the things our flesh has desired to use them to help us make a choice to sin.

This is why we must guard our eyes, our ears, our heart, and mouth.

These are the tools of satan, the enemy of God’s people, uses these things to entice us into choosing to go his way instead of God’s way.

Ephesians 5:11 ESV

Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.

But, Jesus has promised us in his Word that we have power over satan and he cannot hurt us. Luke 10:18-19.

How does the devil entice us?

He uses suggestions put into your mind that you will choose to take and either act on it or not.

He will use the elements all around you to make you stumble.

He will use your friends around you to suggest to them why you should do something you know is wrong, which your friends think it’s right.

James 1:14 ESV

But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire.

How do we resist the devil’s suggestions? James 4:7

First we must submit to God.

Under His ways, teaching, love and power.

You will learn to distinguish God’s words from the devil’s words.

How?

By studying the Word and learning the truth from lies.

II Timothy 2:15 ESV

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

From this you will learn to make the right choices.

Choosing not to act on what you see, hear and feel.

You must develop power over your flesh by learning to say no to the devil suggestions and yes to God’s way of doing things.

No matter what your friends say about you, you must make the choice to do the right thing, because this is the way God wants us to live.

The devil will use family members, like your mother, father, sister and brother to get you to think of yourself less than what God says you are.

Remember, God has a plan for your life and that you are being tested.

All day every day.

Take everything that the devil your enemy throws at you, no matter who he uses to make you fall, it’s a test.

To pass your tests is to resist suggestions and ask what Jesus would do or what God’s word says about you.

As you continue to do this and learn to recognize what the devil is trying to do, you will get to the point of just saying, NO.

This is the power you have been given.

Just say NO.

When the power of God is alive in his children

Just saying NO

You have the voice Jesus living on the inside of you.

Just say Go.

After you’ve learned that you have this power, just saying no or go will be enough.

You must remember who you are and whose you are.

You will learn to use this power without thinking about if its God’s and is it the devils MO.

You will just know because you would have learned to use your power to your advantage to cast down every wicked imagination.

2 Corinthians 10:5 ESV

We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ.

After you have done all these things, in preparing and being ready at all times, for the enemy of God will continue to try to bring down the children of God.

But you are ready in season and out of season for when, how and where he may come to test you.

Walk now with your head haled high knowing your enemy has no power over you, but that you have power over your enemy.

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Who is pulling your strings?

We all are being control like puppets on strings.

What’s important is whose pulling your strings?

We all know that this world system was not designed the way God intended it to be, if you didn’t know; now you know.

If it was, then this world would be a duplicate of Heaven.

Because of the fall of mankind we gave up our power and plans for those of satan.

Adam and Eve were to dominate and affect this world to the point making it a duplicate of heaven.

From all the pain, sufferings, injustice, wickedness, evil, hunger, waste and lack, this is not a duplicate of Heaven.

You go through life being shown things that are not good for your life and you choose to go that way or you choose to accept it.

You are shown

Then you choose

You let yourself be fooled into going down the wrong path in life.

Yes, it’s your choice.

Out of the several things that you are pulled by, here are a couple.

Are your emotions on display?

Because, if I pull on your emotion strings, I will find out what you would do and what way you will go.

Do your desires lead you to give into whatever your flesh wants?

If I pull down on your desire strings a little harder, then I know what your choices are and what will you do to get your desires met.

You see this game of tug and war on your strings, the enemy is playing with you is designed for you to let him know what your weaknesses are.

How he may pull you any way he wants in order to get a desired response.

Galatians 5:17 NLT

The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions.

This pulling of your strings is testing you to reveal certain responses and characteristics that he can and will use at his discretion.

With every response he fills his dairy on you that he can open at a later date to use against you in order to fulfill his plans.

Not to worry

Roman 8:14-15 NLT

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.”

He can be easily stop by taken back the control of the strings from his hands and by putting  them into God’s hands.

By saying; here Lord I give it all to you.

I put into your hands

Every issue and every weight

The devil might have information on me, but he will not be able to use it once I’ve given control of my destiny and desires to God.

I will follow the path and plans you have for me God.

Here I am

Take me and lead me

I am ready to follow your ways.

And so, are you led in a direction you don’t want to be?

Then ask you’re self.

Whose is pulling my strings?

Is it the devil or is it God?

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