Tell me, "What WOULD YOU DO??"

When you say that a situation or a person is hopeless, you are slamming the door in the face of God...

This is a quote from Charles L. Allen that I posted back years ago on Facebook. Instead of just re-sharing the quote I felt lead to write a blog post about it.

Everyone has their own opinion on this issue I am very sure.  This is my blog so I am sharing my own opinion. If you do not agree that is your opinion and I guess you are entitled to it...

What is God saying though?

"What would Jesus do?"

There have been times in my life where I know for a fact that people slammed the door in my face and gave up on me. They seen me as a hopeless case, a lost cause... that would never amount to anything or change or even you might say grow up!

For me though, change started where?  In my mind...It looks many years to be transformed by the renewing of my mind by the Word of God....what does that mean you say??  I allowed God to define me.  I grew up to the point that I didn't care what people thought, but....this is the important part of this whole message....

"I cared more about what God thought about me than what even other Christians thought about me!" 

I always known that I am very much a important member or part of the body of Christ and I have a distinct calling on my life. I knew that I had gifts that people needed within my heart. I always knew that, but because I was so timid and quiet and inhibited and VERY paranoid, I allowed myself to be bullied  by a lot of people and sadly saying most were Christians. I really tried too hard to respect those others but never stood up for myself!!  I think that a part of me believed I would never ever make it in life. I always have a dread that I would not live a very long life. I didn't think I would reach the age of 30. I was a very bruised reed and smoldering wick. God never gave up on me but many people shut the door in my face in attempting to mentor and help me find my place in life and in the body of Christ. It was if the grace ran out!  

God has redefined my life and He told me that I had a great purpose for living. He has restored my spirit and helped me to mature in Christ Jesus.

I know its not all about RICHARD. I desire to give my life as a living sacrifice and worthy of God's grace and glory and all His promises are yes and AMEN in my life!!!!

Maybe YOU feel like GOD has SLAMMED the Door in your face. When you are put in that place, I can tell you its more about the person who did the slamming.

I just do not believe that a situation or person is hopeless, because I  have been there many times. I just don't understand how some Christians can lose the grace or allow themselves to see that it is a person that is draining. They need to deal with that demon in the prayer closet.

I really got on my soapbox this time! I wanted to just let those people know, who feels like people have slammed the door in your face, that I have been there. I have faith and hope that you will find that place in God's grace!!! Do what you can to yield to God and if people quit on you never ever forget this fact. God will NEVER give up on you. God will never slam the door in your face. 

Somewhere sometimes along the way in your life.  doors will open and doors will close.  I am not saying that you will never be hurt or get your feelings hurt. I am saying as you yield your heart to the Holy Spirit, He will help you bounce back, he will help you fight back in the spirit realm. You have been given the authority in Jesus Christ to slam the door on the devil bullying you.  He has given you the keys to open doors and lock doors in your own life! He  has a destiny and purpose and plan for you in God's Kingdom. You are just as much a part of the body of Christ. You have gifts to give other people.That same gift God gave you through the yielding to the Holy Spirit.

I could go on and on but I hope you get my drift.

Father I pray for those bruised reeds and smoldering wicks to be restored in the name of Jesus by the awesome power of the HOLY SPIRIT!  Come Holy Spirit and minister your healing balm to those reading this right now... who have felt as if a door has been slammed in your face. God just is NOT a rude God like that! I pray decree and believe in faith for restoration, healing hope and faith that will move all mountains in your life,IN JESUS' Name AMEN.


  1. Thank you for sharing Richard. I began my morning thinking of all the people who I have given my time and talents to who have hurt or rejected me in the past five years and felt discouraged and sad, but then I began listening to praise and Christmas songs and my mood lifted. The devil always tries to remind of us of the closed doors so he can prevent us from fulfilling the plans God has for us. I am so thankful that I have a loving relationship with God and I appreciate your friendship so much. Take care my friend and keep moving forward. You are an inspiration to everyone who has had similar doors slammed in their faces as well.


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