08 Feb The Door Was Shut for a Reason
The Door Was Shut for a Reason
You’ve done the work, gone to school, gotten the degree, presented your resume and now it’s time to interview. You walk in as polished as you know how, shoes shined, hair together, and looking good.
You leave the interview feeling very confident about the position, only to find out weeks later that you didn’t get the job. I know this feeling all too well, because this is my story. Looking back on it, I am very clear that there is a blessing in every “No.”
In my situation, I don’t feel that I was mature enough, seasoned enough, or even ready to take on the responsibility I was applying for. On the other hand, I don’t believe the job was ready for what it was I was going to bring to the table. God in his infinite wisdom knows when and how to close the wrong door, and open the right door for you just when you least expect it.
If you have a strong desire to do something, continue to fight for your dreams. Always seek God for wisdom as you experiment with your dreams. Your “No’s” are only making you stronger.
I was in a mentoring workshop a few weeks ago and I heard something that resonated with me. The facilitator told us to learn to turn your frustrations into fascinations. In every “No” there is a lesson to be learned.
Learn to become fascinated with what you’ve learned from the “No”, knowing that the experience is only going to make you stronger. Yes, you might become frustrated but learn to become fascinated and encouraged in knowing that “All Things Work Together for the good of those who love God and who are called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
If and when doors are closed in your face, be thankful and continue to seek God for what He has for you. There is truly a blessing in every “No.” Success will not happen if you faint at the sign of every “No”. Let the door close, and allow God to open the right door for you. Continue to Dream and don’t let anything, or anyone stop you from being your best you.