I heard my 3yrs old son screaming from the kitchen and as I enquired from my oldest what the problem was, she said he wants a scissors.
He came to meet me begging for me to give him the scissors. I didn’t like him being in tears but at the same time, there is no amount of tears that will make me give my 3yrs child old a scissors to play with. Because I know better, I understand that even if he thinks he needs it, it isn’t safe for him to have it.
As I consoled him, explaining the reason why he can’t have the scissors, I pictured our relationship with God. Sometimes we cry for Him to grant us a request that will destroy us. In our own little minds, we think that that particular blessing or open door will change the trajectory of our life for the better. However, in His wisdom, He knows that that very thing we are praying for’ will destroy our lives.
We want to play with the scissors because we assume we will be safe with it. God knows that we are not as smart as we think we are and as a result there is no amount of fasting and prayers that will make Him grant us certain requests.
So as we thank Him for the open doors and miracles, let’s also thank Him for the closed doors because if He didn’t shut those doors, we will be worse off.