Many doors may close, but always look for the opened door…

“Many doors may close, but always look for the opened door,” my mother would say.

I could recall many of those incidents, some more vivid than others.

Thinking back in time, I remember one such occurrence. I was working as a Data Processing Tech, and a position became available as a Computer Operator.

A supervisor from Operations admired my work and offered me the job. I was so excited I could not contain myself. As word spread within hours of the offer, the next morning, the supervisor had to decline the position, because my coworkers caused such a stink the night before.

I was devastated.

As I walked the halls at work the next morning, angry, betrayed by my close friend and colleagues. I began to pray, and God reminded me of that talk my mother and I had years ago. I didn’t get the job, BUT God. HE, SHUT THE DOOR! He protected me. If I had taken that position, I would have gotten laid off. The state had a massive layoff that year, and because I was the last hire, I would have been the first fired. GOD, OPENED THE DOOR! Soon after, I was offered a job at NASA.

Most people are too attached to the past, to what they are familiar with, and therefore, miss opportunities that stand right in front of them.

Doors may close, but there are always, other, unlimited number of doors – new opportunities. The world is full of opportunities if we could only see them.