Sunday, February 5, 2012

Who opened the door?

Revelation 3:7b (NIV) What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open.

I remember when I first received notice from my current job that I was selected for an interview.  I received this message by e-mail and so for 3 weeks I waited.  I heard nothing. In preparation, I looked up information about the organization on their website and even prepared my questions I would ask for the interviewer. (I did all of this before I received news that I would get an interview).

So after the three weeks passed, I sent an e-mail to the contact person telling her that I was selected and have not received any more correspondence.  Well...she said, "if you haven't heard anything by now. You probably won't.  There were budget issues and they aren't going to hire as many people as they expected."  She told me to apply again next year including the website at the end of her e-mail address.  I was crushed!  But have you ever had a "feeling" that something is going to be yours?  In this case, I did.  So I just prayed about it and left it at that.  Afterall, there was still time.  This was late July and the position didn't start until September!

Well, two days later, I received a phone call to interview the following day!! Praise God!  To make the story short, I was offered the job on the same day as the interview.  It has been a blessing every since.

I said all of that to say, keep pressing (in the words of my friend Rebecca)!  We may not always know what's going to happen in every situation that we encounter.  Many times (I believe) it is the testing of  our faith!  Remember that no man can shut a door that God has already opened!  Just as no one can open a door that God has already shut!  I truly believed that God had opened this door for me.  I didn't even see the announcement for the job online. My friend Erin received it by way of someone who works at her church!  She lives over 400 miles away! 

So friends, remain faithful!  When God opens a door for you, no one can shut it.  One may try to shut it but it won't even close! ;)

Much peace and many blessings!


  1. What an encouraging truth! No earthly being can shut the door that God has opened for me. This gives me more confidence to trust and stand in faith. It also gives me courage to let go of the doors that have been shut; why waste my time trying to open what God has already shut. Instead, I will focus all of my energy on the open doors ;) Thanks again for blessing me!

  2. Awesome! I'm so happy to hear that you are encouraged! May God continue to bless you! Thank you for taking the time to stop by!