In Acts 16 we read how the apostle Paul and his companions were kept from preaching the word of God in Asia ,by the Holy Spirit,then later when they tried to enter Bithynia,the Spirit of God stopped them[ v6-7] Then Paul
had a vision of a man from Macedonia,begging him to come over and help them[v10] It is a man call A,T,Pierson who writes of double guidance,on the one hand prohibition and restraint,on the other permission and constraint
He goes unto mention examples of this,Livingstone tried to go China,but God sent him to Africa instead.Before him,Carey planned to go to Polynesia in the South Seas,but God guided him to India.Judson went to India first,but was driven on to Burma.Pierson concludes,' we to in our day need to trust God for guidance and rejoice equally in his restraints and constraint's this
reminds me of my own experience,I initially felt God was wanting me to go
to different places,such as Brazil,but God led me to Grays,much to my
surprise,the fact as John Stott puts it ,'some doors close,others open'
Dear God lead us in the way we should go,shut the doors that we are not meant to go through,and open up the door we should go through,in Jesus name we ask this Amen.