Are you in a season of discovering purpose or discovering the next phase or purpose for your life? While on the journey for purpose we can face disappointments and experience emotional turmoil which often stems from closed doors. God gives us glimpses of our destiny but he never reveals the processes involved for the journey. The journey for purpose requires that we be steadfast in the midst of disappointments and emotional pain. Our minds filled with unending questions –when Lord when, what Lord what, how Lord how, and why Lord why, cause us angst.
We are required to be patient as God unfolds piece by piece our purpose and ultimate destiny. However, we can become so emotionally enthralled with the closed doors and lack of responses to our flurry of questions that we lose hope or belief in our destiny. We can’t grasp how any of what we’re going through is related to where we’re going to. It is a painful process but there is always grace on the journey.
While we search for purpose we can glean as much about our purpose from the closed doors as we can from open doors. Closed doors also give evidence of God’s will for us. In today’s podcast, I hope that you will come to see the importance of embracing closed doors and identifying areas in your life where God has given grace.
Highlights from Today’s Episode:
- Closed doors are just as important as open doors in our journey toward purpose
- God gives grace on the purpose journey
- Purpose can be found where grace abounds
- Genesis 39 – Joseph in prison
- 2 Corinthians 12:9 – Paul’s prayer for removal of a thorn
- Genesis 12 – Journey of (Abram) Abraham
- 1 Samuel 16 – Journey of David
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After you listen to the podcast, I would love to hear your thoughts on today’s podcast.
- What situation is God using to perfect you for purpose?
- Have you experienced closed doors? If so, please share.
- Can you identify areas where God has given you grace to succeed?