No means “Next Opportunity

August 28, 2015

Have you ever been so close to your dream opportunity that you could taste it?! You’re making every possible move in the right direction to obtain it, and at this point, the opportunity is pretty much already yours – at least, in your mind.  Then suddenly, at the last possible second, it falls through.  What should have been the final, triumphant, Super Bowl, touchdown pass of the century, was blocked at the very last second.  W.T.F(udge)!! Now you’re pissed off (yet again) because what seemed like an open door to the perfect opportunity is now closed in your face.

Well, what if you found out later that the door to this opportunity was always closed to begin with. Not because of sexism, racism or anything to do with you… but simply because it wasn’t big enough.

Welp, this happen to me earlier this week! I just knew that this opportunity had my name written all over it, and it would lead to what I have been praying for. But it didn’t happen! After my slight temper-tantrum in questioning God’s reasoning, he showed me that it was never mine to begin with. He said that I had actually been standing outside of a door that HE had closed and locked and was trying to make it open. If I would have consulted with him about the opportunity before I went after it, he would have showed me that it was a mediocre opportunity and that the door was closed before I wasted my time standing outside of the doorway.

Well hot dawg!! I went from being to angry to grateful in a split second! Lol

Now, I’m pretty sure that I’m not the only person this has happened to. But I may have been one of the few that was able to get the revelation of how a “no” to a opportunity can actually be in my favor! We all have the ability to get this revelation through prayer. Our journey of chasing our dreams is always a process of moving forward, but in that process we should always take the time to pray/consult with God about opportunities while we are moving so that we aren’t moving in the wrong direction, or worst, stopping our moving forward by standing outside of closed door or unnecessary road blocks that could have easily been walked around.

Prayer is powerful thing! It had has the power to reroute us and save us time. It can give us the eyes of Christ to see beyond the mediocre and bullcrap, and it can push us beyond the shadows and bring us into the beautiful light! 🙂

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  • Anonymous August 31, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Thanks for bold stand and your honesty!!

    • Chrissy Joy August 31, 2015 at 3:00 pm

      Thanks for your support! I definitely appreciate it 🙂

  • Carolyn Yancey August 31, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    You did it again Christian. I love your transparency and honesty about your feelings.This is a great lesson for so many young ladies. I learned also there can be much favor found in that word “No” that ends up working for your good. Keep sharing and many lives will be changed.

    • Chrissy Joy August 31, 2015 at 8:58 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m so happy you were able to understand/learn from this post and similar instances you have encountered. I will definitely continue to share! Thanks so much for your support! 🙂

  • missreverie September 15, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    Very feminine outfit this time, Chrissy! Thank you for sharing your deepest thoughts, it is quite a rare thing to see in fashion blogs hehe 🙂

    Shanaz | Fashionista NOW

    • Chrissy Joy September 15, 2015 at 10:16 pm

      Yes I decided to change it up a bit for this post!…Thank you so much, I appreciate your feedback and kind words ! 🙂

  • Joyce Davies November 4, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    Love this post alot. So true when you want something so badly but don’t realize it just may not be for you. God has it all under control. We just have to look through his eyes and trust him. See things the way he sees it. i love this post and just applaud your spirit and walk with God. Amazing.

    Hugs & Love

    • Chrissy Joy November 6, 2015 at 1:09 am

      Ahh thank you so much, I’m glad the you really grasped the word and understood where I was coming from! You’re amazing too doll! xo- Chrissy