When one door closes, God will open another one for you!
The key to finding open doors in life is thankfulness. You may be facing difficulties in life right now, or you may be living the best time of your life. I know at times being thankful may be the most difficult thing to do. When people like you and me face difficulties, when it seems that problems outweigh opportunities it is easy to get disillusioned. But it is important to remember that we reap what we sow. If we reap thankfulness, it plants ideas in our subconscious mind that enable us to find open doors that we would not have seen otherwise.
I read a story about a man and his wife who went through the darkest time of their life. She had to undergo emergency surgery. She came through it ok, but was told that she could not work for at least six months. She had no insurance to cover her hospital bills. After she was discharged from the hospital her husband lost his job.
It was winter and snow was covering the ground. They both wondered how they would pay their bills, because they had not saved money and had only $5 left to their name. it would have been easy to give in to discouragement, but they remembered hearing a man talk about faith and the importance of giving. Jesus said “give and it will be given to you in abundance.” It would have been easy to say, “let’s not give away our last five dollars, what will we do for food?” But they had faith that God was a good God and that he would take care of them.
So they decided to give away their last five dollars to the Lord. After doing it, they felt excited and happy about their future, which to me means they had faith. If you wonder if you have faith, check your emotions, sometimes they will let you know. They expected a miracle. Within a few days it happened. He got the best job he had ever had. Not long after that, the hospital bill was paid in an unexpected way.
No matter how insignificant you feel, or how big your problems are, how severe your shortages are in your life, God can take what you have and make it so much better. God can give you success from your failures.
We have all done things we regret doing, even things that we are ashamed of. But no matter what we have done in the past, God will forgive us and love us completely with an unconditional love. That means that no matter what we have done or will do in the future, God will love us more than we love ourselves.