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Stubborn.

I was praying about something important today, and I found myself acting like a stubborn little child. I literally told God, "Okay, here's what I want to happen, but if it doesn't please make something else good happen, but know that I'm probably going to be mad at you for a while. I won't be happy about it if this doesn't work out." Yes, I really found myself saying those words out loud in my car. 
Let me just pause right there and say, how amazing is it that we have a Lord whom we can be honest and blunt with? And He can take it. How amazing that we can approach the Lord with boldness and know that He will hear us and answer our prayers? Sure, we don't always get the answer we want or the timing we want, but I DO know that God answers prayers. I've seen it, I've felt it, I've experienced it first hand, and if you have not, I encourage you to keep praying. 
Have you ever heard that saying, "Pray hardest when it is hardest to pray&quo…

Open & Closed Doors.

You know that song from Frozen, "Love is an Open Door"? (We won't talk about the fact that the song is actually basically a sham in the movie...sorry, spoiler alert: Hans is stupid.) Well, I've been thinking lately about the concept of open and closed doors. Both can be good. Sometimes it does not feel good to have a door close in your face, like not getting a job you wanted or the end of a relationship, but sometimes those things are for the best. I'm not saying they don't hurt, but sometimes what is right is not easy.

Lately, doors have been opening and closing for me left and right; job opportunities lost and prospective new ones opening up. Relationships ending and new ones beginning (several of the relationships were long since closed doors, but I'm just now admitting it). So I know, I know, I know that sometimes closed doors hurt. Trust me, I know. I've been heartbroken before.

But what I also know is that God works all things for the good of th…