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Persisting in the Process

Luke 11:9-10

“So I say to you, keep asking, and it will be given to you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who searches finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

As I read this passage, I see continual movement. When we don’t have an answer right away, we maintain the process of asking, seeking, and knocking. Nowhere in these verses do I see an instruction, command, or an implication that we are to give up.

I fear that too many of us never receive the answers we need simply because we don’t persist in God’s process long enough to see our dreams fulfilled. If God does not give you an outright, “No,” you have every reason to believe He will grant your request as you continue to pursue the process.

We give up because of doubt. James 1:6 tells us that the doubter is like the surging sea, driven and tossed by the wind. He doesn’t continue to pursue because he doesn’t think God would actually grant him anything. By failing to pursue the process of asking, seeking, and knocking, he never receives his answer. He doesn’t receive anything from God.

Your answer is there somewhere. Be diligent enough to find it. Keep asking. Keep searching. Keep knocking. God is in the process, and He is worth finding.

Have a blessed day!

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