SUNDAY MORNING INSPIRATION – “When one door closes…knock it down!”

Sent in by good friend and colleague Ken Donaldson, this video captures the impromptu (unplanned) acceptance speech of award winning movie director Joe Monks (who, by the way, happens to be blind) and his unique take on the age old saying “When one door closes…”

You are gonna love this, and hey Ken, thanks brother!

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24 Comments

  • Great turn on “when the door is closed”! I am thinking I may have to invest in a screwdriver to carry along from now on to work on the door hinges 🙂
    Happy Sunday to you Jeff!

    • Jeff Herring

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      Jean – those would be good tools to carry…

      ~ Jeff

    • Sounds like another way to “breakthrough”! Love the your use of technology and inspriation Jeff! All blessings up on you and yours ~ Katrina

  • Perfect timing! I just had a door close that made me sooo sad, but I realized within a few days how God had a much larger door for me to enter through that is so much more powerful than the one that just closed. Sponsorship came through for my new book, people saying they will partner with me in my work, others supporting my telesemiars and inviting others to them. What an amazing God we serve.

    Blessings to you and Maritza Jeff and thank you for inspiring others every Sunday morning.
    Hugs,
    Kellie

    • Kellie,
      Congratulations on those wonderful God-doors opening!
      Love,Maritza

    • Jeff Herring

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      Burst through those doors Kellie!

      ~ Jeff

  • Rick Carter

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    In a simlar vein:
    One day we were sitting in the dorm lobby, trying to figure out how to hold a party. I made a particular suggestion, and someone else responded that the University had a rule against it. So I suggested a way that would get it done, and this person looked horrified and said “But what about the rule?” And I said “Rules are just things to get around.”
    And doors are things to walk through.
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Rick Carter
    STRESS JUDO COACHING

    • Jeff Herring

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      Great story Rick – thanks for your contribution…

      ~ Jeff

  • Sunny James

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    Hey Jeff
    this is Sunny James from Pennsylvania
    This was really a breath of fresh air & out look!
    thanks Jeff

    Sunny : )

    • Jeff Herring

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      Your welcome Sunny!

      ~ Jeff

  • Terrie Marie

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    Thank you for sharing this. The door or path in front of us may at times appear to be closed or blocked. Thanks for reminding me, us, the door may have shut or been locked. It doesn’t mean we, I, should not look at other opportunties or other ways of realizing my goals!

    • Jeff Herring

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      You got it Terrie Marie!

      ~ Jeff

  • Such a great inspirational point! I think that it really hits home since too many people get so busy looking for the next door to open when one closes that they do let things “stand in there way” when they could have gotten where they needed to go if they just knocked harder or, as this video clearly pointed out…knocked the darn door down!

    Thanks Jeff!

    • Jeff Herring

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      Tina – Door? What door?

      ~ Jeff

  • Gail Gillespie

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    Thank You…..a wonderful reminder to us all that there is always another way, another opportunity if you persist and try another way to achieve your goals.

    What a great analogy….so few words to say so much!

    • Jeff Herring

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      Gail – Joe really captured it, didn’t he?

      ~ Jeff

  • Joyce Harrington

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    Thanks for the encouragement to keep working on finding a breakthrough!

    Joyce

    • Jeff Herring

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      Thanks for your post Joyce!

      ~ Jeff

  • Cameron Stevens

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    Joe’s inspiration reminded me of my own sayings that I use & today I would like to share mine with you all, I believe it’s better to have a full tool box kit of coping mechanisms rather than an empty one.
    It’s natural for everything to die and without question a rebirth takes its place, pull a weed out from the garden another takes its place, giving up a stale old idea that’s going nowhere gets replaced with another idea or an expansion from an older one…
    FOR EVERY DEATH THERE IS A REBIRTH SO DON’T WORRY TIME WILL CORRECT
    This JUST LOOK FOR IT & it will be there ready and waiting just for you!

    Whatever you deposit into Gods universal bank you will be sure to get back in tenfold!

    • Jeff Herring

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      Thanks for joining in the conversation Cameron!

      ~ Jeff

  • It was an amazing speech and even more amazing to be there live. We are currently developing Joe’s second film and we have two on the table. Follow our progress on Twitter and Facebook and see history being made! -Russell Hess, Producer/Distributor

    • Jeff Herring

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      Thanks for joining in Russell, and please keep us in the loop!

      ~ Jeff

  • Carley

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    About 2 years ago two doors slammed so hard and so quickly that I thought my nose was broken! Couldn’t even look through the peep-holes to figure out what was happening. Since then so many bigger and better doors have opened that I am constantly amazed. In fact I’ve been so busy that I’m just now getting my website up! God is indeed GOOD!

  • Deborah

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    Doors slamming – THAT I could deal with, but when it grows legs and walks over to me and body slams me for years, THEN it is difficult to stand up and try again.

    Jeff, that is why I enjoy watching you. For some reason you found out how to super glue the hinges on the door so that it stays open. 🙂

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