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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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  • Marletta Priscilla Fomby US

    Tyler, You are right I had to close one widow to come to this widow to write. I don't know what she was saying, I could not make sense of it and my post is in the middle of her ranting, ugh! Good night that's all and keep it going strong, I will be there soon.

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    • Marletta Priscilla Fomby US #1849426

      I had just come back to say that, wow. I would have never believed it until I came on this site. But from all of the sense that did not make sense to me I learned something from it. Even though it is that persons sense to make us understand what they are trying to say, I made sense out of her none sense because I did not get what the heck she was really saying. Long story short, I learned to make sense out of somebody none sense so that it could make sense to me and in her nonsense I found something's. Life is surprisingly amazing. I thank God for non sense and it was proven that it's not that common or is it? I have to further agree that some just do not know how to self express in ways we understand, but to them it's their self expression and they stay true to it. It's us that need to follow their nonsense to make it a perfect self expression when they don't make sense to US. God forgive me for attacking someone else self expression and when I closed that window you opened up this window and all night I had reflected back to what I said about that women and now I send her THANKS for that closed window. It feels good to learn and to add to my self expression amen

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  • Christopher Jacksonville, Fl

    Its men like yourself...PEOPLE rather, that God himself uses to touch, speak, motivate, and encourage, others. As bad as I want to thank you, Glory be to God.! Cause through you I honesty see him. I don't see money, cars, clothes or hoooo***. If you ever read this or ever get this read to you, I am probably thousands of miles away from you but you sit in my living room and placed in my heart every time I see you plays, and read your notes, hear your voice. It's guaranteed to be wisdom and love. And I believe that is God so I know he is your head, and your tail, your start and your finish, your life and your all! As I may struggle to be the Christian God has called me to be, I find help from you. From God. Even in silence from me and other fans, you and God together are speaking loud to me. I humbly thank you and ask nothing in return, not a chance to star in a play sing in a song, but to never give up, and continue to practice what you and HIM preach! Ohh and thanks for this spell check. I'm horrible. lol. ((and no im not comparing him to God or calling him it, for those who may confuse it)) Wish you nothing but the Best...God Bless! c.w

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  • Keanie Gainesville, Fl.

    Tyler, This is exactly what I needed to hear. I am a college student that grew up from nothing. Everything that I wanted to do or have in life I had to work hard for. It was frustrating growing up with little help. Working hard towards a goal just to hit a dead end. Everyone who said that they were going to help me didn't always come through. I have been turned down from so many opportunities in my life. It has made me stronger because now I won't let anything stop me. With God I believe that I can accomplish anything in life. I needed to read this today because I never quite understood why these doors were closing on me so much. I get it now! Thank you! God is truly using you to touch people like me through your talents and wise words. You are an inspiration for me.

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  • Karen

    Hi Tyler, I was reading this and was in awe of how close to home this hit. I was just thinking last week why does it always seem that nothing works out for me or is it fair just because I am a single parent that I may have to tell my child he can't finish college because I can't afford it. When is it going to be my time. So, so tired of this. Thanks for your inspiring words.

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  • Sheila Kenya

    God bless you abundantly Tyler Perry! May His glory shine upon you always!

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  • Sheila Kenya

    WOW!!!! JUST WHAT I NEEDED TO HEAR! As i write now, i was in the verge of giving up...why? because all doors seems to be closed on me. I have a dream of becoming a motivational speak all around the world speaking to the youth specifically and also making a movie about my life story which i believe will bring awareness to both parents and those who aspire to be parents about the power of right and wrong foundations. Am currently a minister of the word to the youth in Kenya and nothing else motivates me like telling the youth about the power of making Jesus the foundation of your life and motivating them to become whom God created them to be. I know after reading your story that my dream will one day come true in Jesus Name! Mark 11:24

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  • Veronica Cee Modesto, CA

    Hi Tyler, this message was right on time as usual. I have been feeling like my life is not moving forward. This message encouraged me as usual, you are able to encourage me when no one else can. Thanks, keep being you.

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  • Poeticfoxx Houston, Texas

    Yes this post really helped me. I'm sitting here at work fighting back the tears as I write this message. For so long God placed this vision inside me and I tried to stay optimistic as the days went on and the years have gone on. But everytime I'm at that point of wanting to give up and just say maybe this is all I'm destined to do. Something on the inside keeps saying this isn't your destiny. God has bigger and greater things for you to do. Reading this message from you really did inspire me even more to keep pressing toward my dreams. I don't know how the door will open but I know one day it will and I will be ready. So please keep leaving the messages because you will never know how much you are helping those who feel their dreams are gone with the wind. So I'll see you & Oprah in Hollywood soon I hope your up for a little competition. My book/movie is gonna send waves through hollywood and you and I will make plenty of money once it comes to life on the big screen. (smile) Standing and believing in my vision!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Mary Tillman

    Oh my Im so sorry my last message have so many typos I hope you understsnd my message and over look the extra. I try again tomorrow God Bless.

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  • Mary Tillman Glad God is in control

    Hi Tyler how is your day well I just wanted to say it'ts been a while since I have writen on your page just wanted to say I've been watching the show's have been really good Been tweeting and you have not retweeted mine yet I don't know why don't know maybe Im doing something wrong a lot made my phone is not Krast enough like everybody else's I'll continue to do it anyway. Today my journey started after work I was going 25 miles out to a car dealership in which I was told the vehicle that I asked about on the phone would be there well when I get there one the vehicle was not there two they made me feel so bad. They made me feel like I was a charity case. Just because I will be recieving a 6,000 loan from a organization that helps women keep there jobs by providing them with enough money to purchase a vehicle of which I will pay back. So the guy takes this car thats 5,490 kellys blue book says its worth 4,994 he takes it up to 6,994 go talk to his manager comes back and say the cas not there anf tha mind you assuming I can't pay the 6,994 takes be to see other car saying these are the ones you should be looking at instead of looking for the one you cant afford. I was so done. Tyler I'm well able to afford what I wanted. The SUV was way under the assist money and besides all that I have money in the bank. So finally got to speak to the Boss. Oh I let him have it. I said for one I came all the way out here to be told you think the car was sold or that its at your other dealer ship. And to top it off your salesman made the assuption of that I couldnt afford it at that price when I clearly told him my stand on the whole deal. So I shook both their hands told them to have a good day.Knowing that my trust is in the Lord and not man. Thats another door closed. So God will open up more. God bless keep lifting Him up :) started take me towards a backup mother with the cars around the back that I can afford us out waiting in a signal

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  • Debbie Jamaica

    Thanks for this reminder!! God bless you for this inspiration.

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  • Grace United States

    Thanks for this message Tyler, I needed it today!:) Have a great day and bye for now.

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