Gladys dated Sam for over four years and it seemed to everyone, including the villagers that that was love made in heaven.
But one day, Gladys introduced Tonia her best girlfriend whom she planned to make her maid of honor (Chief Bridesmaid) during her wedding to Sam as the two visited.
The relationship continued as if everything was alright, unknown to her that her best friend has already beaten her out of the relationship. Two years later, Tonia was married to Sam in a grand wedding ceremony.
Julius and The Milk Company
Julius has worked in this Milk Company for over 4 years, giving his very best. It was obvious among the people in the helm of affairs that this guy deserved to be promoted.
In fact, after a general professional promotion examination he scored highest and afterwards was promoted.
Unfortunately, the same month he was promoted, he was kicked out of the company in a way no one could explain exactly why.
Today’s message is culled from the book, One Door Closes, 7 Doors Open. You can download it free here
Jon, Rose and Their Son
Jon is 35 and his wife, Rose, 34. Both have lived for over 6 years as married couple and have labored hard to raise an only son, Billy.
Recently Billy started having health worries which was diagnosed to have a genetic inclination. Incidentally such problem is not traceable in Jon’s lineage.
On further probing, Rose eventually let the cat out of the bag. Billy was not actually Jon’s son.
When You Can’t Understand Why What Happened Happened!
The stories above are based on true life experiences, though I have amended the actualities a bit and changed the names of the real people involved.
Now, can you imagine the frustration, anger, disillusionment, fear and total inner destruction these experiences would have on the persons involved?
And we hear these kinds of stories day in day out.
Sometimes in life we might not be able to explain why certain things happen.
We cannot explain why certain doors closed and why they had to close against us when they did.
But whatever it is and wherever we find ourselves, we owe it to ourselves to pick what’s left over and move on! Our biggest problem would be dwelling so long waiting for the closed doors to open.
Food For Thought
“Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent”
Romans 8:28 ESV
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
Jeremiah 29:11 ESV
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.