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When The Door Is Shut | The Heaton File

Have you ever experienced a time in your life when it seems as though nothing I mean nothing is favoring you? You have the desire to grow but it seems as though there are no opportunities, there is no one lending you a hand, all seems hopeless.
Often I struggle with this feeling. I feel as though I have so much to offer but there are no doors that are opened for me. It’s like I’m in a dark hallway yelling for an opportunity and no one hears me. Then in some strange way I get discouraged and I start being bitter. I look around and notice how many other people are getting blessed with things and I question “Why not me? Am I not good enough?”
One thing I learned is that patience is a virtue. The silence may be a test, a test in your character and in your faith. How can you be a true believer if you are quick to question why things are not working in your favor? Why be selfish of others, because although we do not see a person’s struggle, they may be deserving of that opportunity and that opportunity may come to a blessing to help another person. Silence is the worst thing you can give a person but try to stay positive during these times when it seems all doors are closed. Believe that things will come when you are ready to receive them. 
Unfortunately some of us are not presented with a hallway filled with opened doors of opportunities.Sometimes we have to WALK down that hall of closed doors and really humble ourselves and stay focus on our characteristics and on our goals.  We have to WALK and focus and strengthen our faith and ourselves. As Carlos Castenada once stated, “We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.
Although it may seem difficult to stay positive during these times, I wholeheartedly believe that we need to use this time to self reflect. Take time to improve our skill sets and listen to the world because although no doors are opening up, there just might be someone knocking softly behind one of the doors and all you have to do is OPEN the door.