God can say NO and He does and that’s okay. The guidance of God pt 2
Acts 16:7 “When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to.”
The Spirit can close doors of opportunity.
Everyone knows the closed door experiences and the hurt it causes, particularly when you have given time and effort to something.
You know what it is like to be sitting with a friend wanting more than anything for them to live but they don’t.
You know what it is like to go for that dream interview and you do really well but you don’t get the job.
The illustrations are endless and you understand what I am saying.
Paul had travelled south-east to north-west by a strange circular route. He can’t get into Asia and he can’t get into Bithynia. They were probably somewhat disturbed as to what the plans and purposes were exactly, for so far, the guidance of God had only been negative.
They were learning that God does close doors. He does say NO.
But He is God and that’s okay.