“And you shall go in and shut the door behind you and your sons, and pour out into all these vessels, and you shall set aside what is full. So she went from him and shut the door behind her and her sons; they were bringing the vessels to her and she poured.”  (NASB)

II Kings 4:4-5

In this story of Elisha and the widow in 2 Kings 4, the widow’s husband had died and the creditors were coming to take her two sons to be slaves.  Here Elisha is instructing her to borrow many vessels, then to go into her house and shut the door behind her.  In fact, he tells her to shut the door behind her two different times.  Perhaps there are doors in your past that need to be shut such as the door of negative and critical thinking.  Or there is the door of fear of failure: every time you have come close to success, it has been ripped away from you.  Then there is the door of unforgiveness.  It has been said that bitterness and unforgiveness can split up many marriages and can hack the heart out of many a divorcee.  When you shut the door on the negativity of your past,

you open the door to your success!


I declare that I will no longer give permission for the negativity of my past to dictate

my present and future.  “I am a new creation; old things have passed away;

behold all things have become new.” (NKJV)

2 Corinthians 5:17