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Suddenly the Door Opens
By Joel Osteen - Oct 11, 2019
We’ve all had times where something didn’t work out. We didn’t get the promotion, the loan didn’t go through, the relationship didn’t make it. We did our best—we prayed, we believed, we worked hard—still the door didn’t open. But God wouldn’t have allowed the door to close if it was going to keep you from your destiny. We may not see how it can work out, but God has not run out of options. The Scripture says, “He opens doors no one can shut, and shuts doors no one can open” (Revelation 3:7). God is your doorkeeper. Other people can’t keep you from your purpose; obstacles can’t keep you from what God has ordained for you.

It may feel as though you’re behind a closed door. You can’t seem to get well. You’re working hard but not getting ahead in your finances. Relationships keep falling through. Stay encouraged. Those closed doors are not permanent. Your time is coming. The enemy doesn’t control your doors. People don’t control your doors. Fear, depression, and addictions don’t control your doors. The Most High God is your doorkeeper. He’s in control of what opens and closes. I believe you’re about to see some doors that have been closed a long time suddenly open. You can’t explain it, but suddenly your health improves, suddenly the right people show up, suddenly you get the promotion. What happened? The doorkeeper stepped in. Get ready for some open doors.   

In John 20, Jesus had just been crucified and risen from the dead. One evening the disciples were huddled together in a room behind locked doors for fear of being arrested. They did everything they could to keep people out. But while they were meeting, Jesus suddenly walked through the door. He didn’t unlock it, open it, or try to beat it down. He just came through it. God was showing us that closed doors can’t keep us from what He has for us.

People may have shut the door, trying to keep you from promotion. How you were raised may have closed the door, seemingly putting you at a disadvantage. Forces of darkness may have locked the door, trying to keep you from your healing, from your freedom. It’s been that way a long time. The door is not only shut but locked with a deadbolt. It could never happen now. The good news is, God comes through doors. He’s not limited by what’s limiting us. We’re natural; He’s supernatural. You need to get your fire back. Closed doors can’t stop you. God is going to walk right through it. He’s not going to let you miss your destiny.
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