Monday, August 16, 2010

When all doors seem to be closed

Have you ever experienced a time in your life when it seems as though nothing I mean nothing is favoring you? You have the desire to grow but it seems as though there are no opportunities, there is no one lending you a hand, all seems hopeless.

Often I struggle with this feeling. I feel as though I have so much to offer but there are no doors that are opened for me. It’s like I’m in a dark hallway yelling for an opportunity and no one hears me. Then in some strange way I get discouraged and I start being bitter. I look around and notice how many other people are getting blessed with things and I question “Why not me? Am I not good enough?”

One thing I learned is that patience is a virtue. The silence may be a test, a test in your character and in your faith. How can you be a true believer if you are quick to question why things are not working in your favor? Why be selfish of others, because although we do not see a person’s struggle, they may be deserving of that opportunity and that opportunity may come to a blessing to help another person. Silence is the worst thing you can give a person but try to stay positive during these times when it seems all doors are closed. Believe that things will come when you are ready to receive them. 

Unfortunately some of us are not presented with a hallway filled with opened doors of opportunities.
Sometimes we have to WALK down that hall of closed doors and really humble ourselves and stay focus on our characteristics and on our goals.  We have to WALK and focus and strengthen our faith and ourselves. As Carlos Castenada once stated, "We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same."

Although it may seem difficult to stay positive during these times, I wholeheartedly believe that we need to use this time to self reflect. Take time to improve our skill sets and listen to the world because although no doors are opening up, there just might be someone knocking softly behind one of the doors and all you have to do is OPEN the door.

14 comments:

  1. This is so encouraging to me because I am at this place right now. Every door of opportunity seems to be closed. I know that I have much to offer, but no one is hearing or seeing me. Nevertheless, I know that God has a greater plan for me that is unfolding and if I hold on, it shall be revealed to me not many days hence. As David said, we have to encourage ourselves at times.

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  2. Hey guys, thank you so much for all of your personal messages I received in regards of this post. I finally found a song that match this post: "Let It Be Me" by Ray LaMontagne Listen on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9V0JnuaRYkM

    Stay Encouraged! I know life at times can be hard but please stay focused. The world does not need any more careless people....hold on and stay strong through this storm.

    Kindly, Abby :)

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  3. Thanks a lot for these words,,,because today i need that help badly..now i feel better.....thanks nd may god bless you

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  4. You have no idea how much your words meant to me at this moment. Thanks a lot!!

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  5. I found your blog when searching for pictures of closed doors for my daily devotional. Love the picture and the blog. I put a link to it in today's devotional. God bless you beautiful sister!
    The devotional is at http://conta.cc/VmPLBt

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  6. I lived this anthem for 8 years now and I am down to below the earth. My back hurts and my heart filled with disappointment. But I try to believe in what you said. I had my good days but I did not know the value of them. God might bless me in future.

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  7. I made an update to the blog on Sunday, March 2nd, 2014. I felt the closing should be stronger and more helpful. Hope you all enjoy the updated message. Much love. Abby

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  8. I need this more than you can imagine. I have been successful in jobs for years and now have been job hunting 16 months with off and on temp jobs. It is like everything is just closed and I have hope that someone will hear my prayers. I absolutely cannot explain this. I am a spiritual person with degrees, always a smile and will help anyone and quite often have more than once. Now I need help and find all the doors shut. May the light shine soon as I have never felt so helpless and alone.

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  9. This is perfectly what I needed. I am at the same point in my life and I needed some encouragement. It's just so hard to keep going when everything is not your favor. The only thing keeps me going is faith. But to be honest, at this point, even that seems to be disappearing. I am glad I came across this and a slight hope, encouragement, a light, something positive arose in me. I am trying to be strong. Thank you for this!

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  10. I always keep wondering what's left to do in this life, is God listening or does this phase magically change. I feel like i am in the same dark whole and only faith that God will do something miraculous. I feel am losing all powers and the only power i have left is just to pray for god intervene.

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  11. Psalm 46:10 says "..Be still and know that I am God.."
    This promise never fails to assure me that we're always in His good hands no matter what situation we face.

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  12. I know that many people have story to tell about their troubles and anguish. Trust me what im going through is unexplainable but what I do,i just look around and say,As long as Im breathing and having good relation with my creator who gave me life, that's is all I need.Life will bully me in physical form but keeping me strong in spirit.

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