Do you ever just feel like giving up? Have things gotten so tough for you that you’re right there? The last few weeks I have felt this way. Several opportunities have fallen through and left me  praying and asking God, “What are you doing?”

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With the economy and everything that is happening in the world, I know it’s an easy place to be -wanting to give up. What I can tell you is, we must keep on knocking becasue its in our faith and will that a door will be opened to us.

What’s one of the biggest keys to success in life?

To keep on knocking.

In life, one of the most important things we can ever learn is to keep on knocking. If you believe in something you must never give up. If you want to be successful in many areas of your life, you just plain can’t give up, you have to keep on knocking. This includes your marriage, your kids, your career, and every other aspect of your life.

In Luke 11:9-10 Jesus is talking to his disciples and says, “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

Seems pretty simple to me, right? If you want something bad enough you have to keep on knocking and the door will be opened to you. To achieve anything in life you have to keep on knocking despite anything else that comes your way, even failure and setbacks.

So, how do you achieve your goals and get the door to open? Do you give up after the first knock? No way — you move on, and keep knocking until the door opens to you. Something to remember too is that the first door never seems to open.

The difference between a winner and a loser? Both start out at the same place, but one gives up after a few knocks, the other keeps on knocking and a door is eventually opened to him.

Knocking is something we learn at an early age – we learn to talk, despite early mumblings; we learn to walk, even though we fall probably a million times. Somewhere people learned to give up early and stop knocking, rather than continuing till the door is opened. Why do you think this is? Is it because it’s easier to just give up, then it is to keep on knocking?

When we refuse to stop knocking, despite what may come our way; failure, setbacks, loses, we set in motion the ability to have a door opened to us – because the door only doesn’t open when we stop knocking.

Even if it doesn’t seem that way now, keep on knocking and I promise the door will be opened to you.

Discussion Question: Have you given up or are you still knocking? Do you have a great knocking story? I would love to hear from you.