Updated: Mar 27, 2022
You’ve heard of the saying, “when one door shuts, another one opens.” If you’ve ever found a fly in your house, you’ve probably noticed that they tend to keep bouncing off the glass windows or doors. They can clearly see the way out, but they don’t understand why they can’t get through.
Whether or not you feel sorry for the fly is beside the point because, at the end of the day, we all have the same goal: to get the fly out of the house. So, you go over and open the door. You’re trying to shoo the fly out, but it keeps smashing itself against the glass to the point of exhaustion. Some flies will continue pushing at the glass, desperate to escape but unable to see the real way out, until they collapse and die.
In some ways, we are just like those flies. We often try to force open doors in our lives until we become frustrated and give up. Before you give up on your dreams, stop, take a breath, and examine your surroundings. Ask yourself, “what’s the meaning of this closed door?”
It might mean there’s something better to be found elsewhere or that you aren’t quite ready for what’s behind that door. There might be an even better door that’s already open, leading to a path you never considered.
We can find a whole new world that way; a life full of hope and reams, of enthusiasm, or better relationships. If your life feels like nothing but pushing against closed doors, you might be missing the bigger picture. When you relinquish control, you can step back and discover a world full of color, brightness, and light. When we resist so hard against life, it can become very dark. When we step into that other place and quit resisting, that’s when the colors come back to life.