Luke 11:9-10 - “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, he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.”
Jesus lays it out for us here in this passage of scripture. “Ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened.” There are so many times in life we do not have what want. Sometimes it seems to be just out of our reach. Then we make excuses saying, “God must not want me to have that” or “It looks like God closed the door on that opportunity.” But let me ask you this: Have you asked God for it? Have you sought after it? Have you knocked?
Too many times we write off an opportunity because it doesn't just fall into our laps. We seem to think that everything that God has for us is going to be easy. That is not true. Just because it doesn't easily happen for us doesn't mean God doesn't want us to have it. Jesus does not say that we can just sit around and wait for opportunity to come knocking. No, He says we have to do something. We need to get up and go after it. Sure, there are times when things just “fall” into place and that’s great, but most of the time it is going to take work!
So, in obedience to what Jesus says we first need to take it to God. Jesus tells us first to “Ask” for a reason. Often times we do not have what we want because we do not ask. In all we do we need God, so go to Him, ask Him for whatever it is. Then get up and go after it. Jesus next command is “seek”; that means active looking. When playing the kids game of “Hide & Seek” you will never find someone if you are just sitting around at the starting point. You have to go and look for them. Now Jesus tells us to “knock”. If something gets in your way, don’t give up. Maybe that’s the “door” Jesus was talking about and all you have to do is knock. There is nowhere that it says God is going to close doors in front of you; it says that He will open them for you. Don’t wait for opportunity to come knocking on your door, you go and knock on the door of opportunity.