KNOCK, KNOCK – WHO’S THERE?

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Doing door to door sales in the 1980s was always the hardest thing for me to do.  I was never sure what I’d find on the other side, but I kept on knocking on doors until I’d miraculously find someone home who wasn’t crazy or a serial killer.  Times were different in those days. Today there aren’t too many folks doing this type of soliciting anymore.

I always wondered why they said the hardest door to open was your own, until I actually opened mine and took the plunge.  With any kind of job seeking, you have to be active in the process.  You can’t sit on the couch waiting for someone to hire you.  When one of my grandson’s thought about getting a summer job, he thought all he needed to do was pick up an application.  My point here is that we need to be involved, connected and active.

Searching for a job is tough.  Today you fill out the application on line.  Your resume is electronically sent.  You don’t always get a live interview until you’ve gone through another long time of submitting forms, answering questions, taking tests and totally losing it.   For anyone who’s technically challenged, this whole deal is filled with anxiety.  We may get through part of the application process when everything suddenly crashes.  You spend more time trying to do it on the computer, than it would’ve taken to go to the company with your resume and fill out an application and talk to a human being right there.

The doors we open in the hiring process, may not be as readily available as they once were, but we will have to go through many in order to achieve our goal.  This isn’t only true in our work life, but in our spiritual walk.

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”
Matthew 7:7

When we pray, we should come humbly before Almighty God, with repentant hearts.  We’re told to ask, which is hard, when we think we’re entitled to everything.  When we put God first in our prayers, He’ll hear our petitions.  We’re told to seek – the action I was talking about earlier.  We trust in God’s will for our lives, but we still need to be active in our study of His Word – getting it at church or home devotions – sharing it with someone who needs God’s intervention.  Finally He tells us to knock and the door will be opened to you.  What a welcoming thought – to be standing at God’s door, gently tapping upon it and not having to wait a second before He’s right there inviting you into His kingdom. That’s the final treasure we’ll find in heaven.

This passage in the Bible is talking about our relationship with God, but it also applies to everything in life.  When God is present we can confidently pray and expect to be answered.  It may not be the answer we’d choose, but He knows what’s best for us.  Knock on that door – opportunity of a lifetime is waiting.

 

 

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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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8 Responses to KNOCK, KNOCK – WHO’S THERE?

  1. hatrack4 says:

    Thanks. I have always said that ‘unemployment’ was my hardest job ever. I maintained a workday schedule, spending time searching for a job. But because I could adjust my hours, there was time set aside to do things around the house that I could not do when working.

    In serving God, having time to serve is simply making the time, seeking His will, and then simply doing it.

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  2. Wally Fry says:

    I have been blessed with almost continuous employment for over 40 years now since I was 15. LOL, I did have on period of about 6 weeks when I did not work, but I sort of went off the deep end for a bit for a short while. But, other than that, I have worked continuously for all of those years. It has required a LOT of adaptability and the willingness to do whatever had to be done to make a living.

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  3. Oh, my son can tell you about the job application process and its frustrating idiocy.
    Certainly not like it was when I was mailing, calling and setting interviews up…
    I think I like my old way better!
    A real face seen with the resume is much better than this electronic crap!

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