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How God Uses Closed Doors

Acts 16:6-10

January 19, 2021 • Jeff Lyle

You haven’t been a Christian very long before you encounter your first door that God refuses to open. When we talk about open doors and closed doors in the Kingdom, we are usually referring to our desire to step into something and, as we attempt to do so, we discover if God is saying Yes or saying No to us. These are important moments for all Jesus-followers because they reveal so much about where we are in our own hearts with the Lord. The Apsotle Paul had a massive calling to pioneer the Gospel in his day. He lived to take the message of Jesus to places where nobody had gone before. Sounds like a tremendous ministry, right? Yet, this message reveals that Paul was met frequently with closed doors…with the answer No from God. We can learn much about how God powerfully uses closed doors in our lives. When we cannot go where we want to go, when we cannot leave where we want to leave, when we cannot receive that which our hearts long for, we cannot give what we powerfully desire to release…these are closed doors that God uses to fulfill His master plan for our lives.

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