When Allah closes a door for you, and a second door, and a third door, and a fourth door… it is because the fifth door will lead you to a place way beyond the first four doors.
You have to be convinced.
And you tried something Allah closed the door, you came out again; you tried something, Allah closed the second door; and the third…
Whether it was a marriage and you ended up divorced once, twice, thrice… some of the brothers and sisters especially the sisters who’ve been divorced more than twice, they will tell you: “I’ve given up now. I’m not going to marry.”
Why? Perhaps the next man or the one after the next man will be such a lovely person that you’ll forget about the other five characters that you were married to. But if you stop, that’s where everything stops; you gave up, that’s where your hope stops.
You lost the job, a second one, a third… And you applied one, they didn’t accept, it they rejected in one, two, three, four, five… I applied for ten jobs, no one is giving me a job!
Because Allah says, you know what the twelfth one is actually a mega deal subhan Allah! That is why we don’t want you to get these ten. But after five you’re giving up! What’s happening? You are doing something wrong.
Never Give up Hope
Don’t react in that way. A reaction of giving up hope is not part of the dictionary of a believer. A believer does not give up hope. When something happens, you suffer the loss today, a lost tomorrow, one year business is not going right, two years something is going wrong.
For as long as you did not give up hope and you keep thanking Allah, and you keep trying, trust me, five years later that multi-million dollar deal that people were waiting for subhan Allah came to you!
But what happened in the five years?
You struggled. Suddenly you shot up to the top- that was Allah. Why? You reacted with hope.
In the face of that which would have brought about hopelessness to those who don’t believe.
Allah is sufficient for us and he is the best disposer of our affairs. (Quran 3:173)