Friday, May 20, 2022

Keep Asking, Seeking, and Knocking

What hidden dreams are tucked away in your heart? I have a few, and I'm sure you have one or two that haven't been realized yet.

It's easy to think old dreams have died. But many dreams are God-inspired, and you need to look at them carefully before letting them go.

Have you held these dreams since you were a little girl? Maybe you dreamed of being a writer. A teacher. A singer or a dancer. Do your dreams seem silly to you now, or does uncovering them spark hope in your heart?

When you decide to pursue your dream, it's good to put Jesus' words from Luke 11:9 NLT into action:

“And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you."

Asking, seeking and knocking require faith. They require trusting that God will provide answers, and that He has a master plan for your life.

God cares about your dreams. He will help you them a reality as you ask, seek, and knock.

Notice that God first tells you to ask. Pray consistently about your dream for 30 days, continuing to open yourself to God's will. Write your prayer requests in a journal, and make sure to record the answers. You will see progress if you keep asking, because the Holy Spirit will be working.

Keep asking, seeking, and knocking to pursue your God-given dreams.

Living in the age of internet access makes seeking easy. Research your dream and look into ways to pursue it. Perhaps you can sign up for a course, join a Facebook group, find a new job, or track down a mentor. Keep seeking by using a search engine, and you will be sure to find inspiration.

It takes courage to knock on the door of your dream. Knocking is a challenge because you have to put yourself out there. It's when you're sending the email, making the phone call, or driving to the meeting. But if you've taken the time to ask and seek first, knocking won't seem as intimidating.

If the first door is closed, keep asking, seeking and knocking some more. God will show you how to make your dream a reality as you are persistent, obedient and accepting. 

An adventure awaits you...start today by asking God to help you pursue your dreams.

Blessings and God's peace to you,

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This is an updated post, originally published on Apr. 13, 2018.

Discussion questions:

  1. What is your longest-held dream?
  2. What will you do this week to move forward in pursuit of your dream?

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  1. "It takes courage to knock on the door of your dream." And I will take it one step at a time. My longest held dream will be to become an author as in hold a book I wrote in my hands that will bless millions around the world. Thanks for encouraging me today.

    1. That is my comment above. I hit the publish button before I realized it was on anonymous

  2. I love how you encourage us to take our dreams to God and consult him. He is the one with the wisdom to know which ones we should pursue and which to leave behind.

  3. Sarah, Thank you for your encouraging post. I am experiencing this in my life and it is so wonderful. Sometimes a dream from a long time ago God will pop up in an opportunity to re-explore - and by us asking, seeking, and knocking - he leads us. My longest held dream was a writer when I learned the beauty of it in a creative writing class in eighth grade. Then would be painting, and singing.

  4. Thank you for sharing this insightful and encouraging message today. May we all continue to ask, seek, and knock.


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