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I Thank God For Closed Doors

When I wake up in the morning and see the sunrise as I’m running, I thank God for new mercies every day. As I was running this morning I started thinking about this and you know how much I like to share my morning thoughts… LOL

I was out just thinking about my life and all the times that I wished that a door had opened. All the times I had promoters and people lie to me saying that they would help me... I remember wishing the bank would approve my loan request for a house or a car (usually one I couldn’t afford at the time). I wished that this person would help me or that person would do something to help my business, or this person would help my dreams come true. 

As I look back now I’m so glad that none of those situations worked out. I’m so glad God closed those doors because they forced me to find the right path for me. If you’re in this situation and you feel like doors are closing all around you and you are frustrated, here’s something I’d like you to think about: Life can be like a living maze. You know what a maze is. In a maze, you start out at one end and your objective is to find your way to the finish line.

Many times you may make a turn and hit a dead end and you have to go another way. Just like life, that door closing on you sends you another way. It doesn’t mean it’s not going to happen, it just means you need to go another way. If you keep moving, eventually you will get to where you’re going.

Another thing that is important when you’re in a maze, as in life, is to remember where you have been. If you get turned around and confused in a maze, in order to get out, you have to remember the dead-ends that you have already hit. Just like in life you have to remember all the doors that were closed so you don’t waste time going that way again. If you want to get to your dreams you can’t expect to get there by doing the same thing and going to the same spots. You must try something different. I’m not saying give up on your dream, I’m saying try another path to the same dream. Same maze, same dream, but take a different direction to get there.

I feel sorry for people who have a dream and give up because it gets hard. Let me tell you something, "IT’S GOING TO GET HARD!" And my answer to that is, "SO WHAT? MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!" Don’t stop because a door closed. I have learned to thank God for closed doors. You have to know that if God wanted you to go that way, no man could close that door. But for some reason he allowed that door to be closed, but if that one was closed I assure you that there is one that is open somewhere. And it’s the right one. Don’t stop until you are living your dream. 

Is this helping anybody?

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  • Tshepo South Africa

    Good wisdom you have Mr Perry. Thank you. " I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me". Philippians 4:13

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  • Diana Spokane, WA

    Your words any story inspire me. Thank you! I am enjoying your new shows on OWN! I am wondering if the laugh track is necessary.

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  • f****** oluwatoyin ukraine

    there is always so much to learn from Tyler Perry either through a movie or personal thoughts like this. this generation is privileged to have you

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  • August Ayala Jr. Lansing, MI

    I don't know if you'll ever see this response Mr. Perry, but yes, this helps. I am in the thick of it and it is difficult to see my way out. Your words are inspiring and I will find another route. Thank you

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  • monique south africa

    Your words have been such an encouragement to me its like you know my situation and saying it directly to me

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  • Mark R Moss sicklerville nj 08081

    MR TY MY DREAM IS WORKING WITH YOU IT HAS TO HAPPEN ;)) I HAVE WHAT IT TAKES PLEASE WATCH MY VIDEOS I SENT TO YOUR PAGE THANKYOU BUDDY MAN YOUR SMART AND UNBELIEVABLY TALENTED SMH GO HEAD CHIEF GOD BLESS YOU!!!!

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    HEY MR TY NICELY PUT I SENT YOU A LUTHER VIDEO WELL ITS ME SINGING LUTHER WATCH IT IF YOU CAN SIR THANKU N GOD BLESS YOU THE MANNNNN!!!!

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  • Audrey Central Arkansas

    Yes, this helped me. I was in a funk all day because of my situation. I feel like giving up, even thou I know its not an option. I felt like going back to an old frustrating situation because new is "hard". With tears in my eyes, I thank you.

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  • Renae Georgia

    Hello Tyler, I want you to know that your words of encouragement and inspiration are absolutely reaching people. It's refreshing to have someone who has accomplished your level of success to reach back and try to pull others up as well. I appreciate "you" and pray that God continues to Bless and use you.

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  • Courtney Nyc

    Tyler- I am one of your twitter followers, and as I sat down this afternoon to set forth a new ' plan of action' for following my dreams, and charting a new direction to take all this in, I stumbled upon this blog post. Thank you so much for the beautiful reminder that even though this dream of mine is impossibly hard, doesn't mean it's actually impossible!

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  • MR NC

    Mr. Perry, Thank you for sharing your thoughts and insight. You are an amazing soul and the Lord is using you to touch so many lives in everything that you do. Keep it coming! God bless you!!!!

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  • Tina Long Island, NY

    Oh how timely this message is, especially the way things are going (or not going, for that matter) professionally. Some opportunities have presented itself for growth and each time I know that it has to be for me, the door closes smack in my face. Yeah, I'm hurt, confused and frustrated and wonder if there is something else I'm suppose to do, or maybe I'm just wasting my time, energy and money placed in earned degrees. OK, OK, I'll try my best to receive it as a blessing... and look for yet other path in God's maze.

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