Take time to think about the following. It may require a quiet place where you can meditate.

I. Consider times in your life when God closed a door.

II. Consider how that closed door changed the direction of your life.

III. Consider how that change in direction demonstrated God's greater purpose for your life.

"And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren." Romans 8:28-29