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Closed Doors

"I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."  Jeremiah 29:11

Photo courtesy of pixabay.“Why not me, Lord?” That was my question when I heard they went with another candidate.

I had interviewed for a pharmaceutical position. Even though the manger was rooting for me—and all the cards looked like they were in my hand—the regional director did not pick me. I began to question myself, I did everything right. I thought this was my season for open doors. As I sat sulking in my pity party, I heard God say, “I know the plans I have for you ...”

When we look at the big picture, we can see God’s plans are always better than ours. He wants to bless our lives with things we couldn’t imagine. All He requires is that we trust Him and let Him direct our paths. If He closes a door, there is a reason why the knob won’t turn. Don’t force it open or even linger around it because He has something far greater behind another door. When I heard His voice, I thanked Him for not allowing the door to open. He knows what’s on the other side, and it was not in His purpose for me.

Have you ever asked, “Why not me, Lord?” If you are in His will, then His choice was the right one, and there was nothing you could have done to make the situation better.

Rejoice and thank God that He shuts some doors because He has other doors that will open for your purpose.

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April Ready

With a BA in broadcast journalism from University of North Florida, Army veteran April Ready has been writing poetry and screenplays since the age of sixteen. Her true passion for writing books flourished with the birth of her daughter. After ten years as a pharmaceutical representative, she has now put all her energy into her passion, which is writing and touching people’s lives. April’s children's book, Up and Away on My First Flight, is the tool she uses as she tours schools, teaching children how to deal with fear and anxieties. April lives in Orlando, Florida, with her husband Jamel, daughter Brielle, and their crazy but loveable chi weenie dog Koko. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated and Writer’s Guild of America West. www.cubventures.com


  1. Hi April, I loved your devotion! Very encouraging message as I wait for God to open doors in a number of areas of my life. When He closes a door it''s for our good - His prevention is for our protection. God bless you, Toni