If Opportunity Doesn’t Knock, Build A Door (5YTL)

opportunityKnock, Knock, Knock, Knock, Knock, Knock.

In Luke 11, we are advised that doors are opened when we knock.  Have you ever had that experience where you knock on a door, and no one hears your knock?  So, you wait for a bit and knock again, this time a little louder.  You hear voices inside, so you know that someone’s on the other side.  You wait, fidget from one foot to the other and knock again.

It’s uncomfortable.

The truth is that the only way to get from this side of the door to the other is to keep knocking until the door is opened.  That discomfort you feel?  That fear that wells up inside you as you wait?  It’s part of a process.  It’s part of how you grow from what you know on this side of the door to the possibilities that await you on the other side of the door.

The most important thing is that you keep knocking.  You knock, and you knock, and you knock until the door opens.  You’re promised that the door will open.  Your own perseverance is what eventually opens the door.

  • Cold calling in sales
  • Playing or singing your part perfectly
  • Reaching your congregation
  • Managing your team effectively
  • Connecting with your mate
  • Writing your great story
  • Starting the *right* business
  • Breaking your addiction
  • Completing your degree program
  • Loving yourself

All of these are examples of the need to keep knocking.  “Persistence pays off,” we’re told, and knocking gives us something to do while we grow through our discomfort and fear.  Consequently, it also moves us forward toward our goal of getting through that door.

I’m not just suggesting that you not give up.  I’m telling you to actively pursue your goal.  Not giving up may only imply that you not give up hope.  Hope without action is just a feeling.  Hope without belief is also just a feeling.  I want you to believe and take action.  Whatever your “knock” is, you have to knock every day.  You have to knock loudly and constantly.

“Ask and you’ll get; Seek and you’ll find; Knock and the door will open.”  Tomorrow Begins Today.

2 thoughts on “If Opportunity Doesn’t Knock, Build A Door (5YTL)

  1. Donna Johns says:

    Sometimes we stop knocking because out right rejection feels worse then giving up. But you are absolutely correct. Knock, knock, and knock again. No one ever reached their goals sitting on the porch and waiting for someone to come and find them! Great message!

  2. Mary says:

    Yes! I love this post, Mike!
    You are right, getting through the door moves us forward. Keep teaching me, my friend.

    God Bless You,
    Mary

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