I Keep Knocking but Nothing is Happening
"You keep a knocking but you can't come in, come back tomorrow and try again!" You may have heard this lyric before from the late Little Richard. However, it seemed fitting today.
Oh, if that is how my life has been, chasing rainbows (see previous post). Have you ever felt as if all you do is knock and bang on the door of your dreams and nothing seems to happen? I am currently doing just that. My fist are tired and bloody from my constant knocking. The whispers in my daydream tell me to give up " that's for the birds' as the deceitfulness whispers.
When thoughts happen, you (me too) need to cast them down, meaning shake them off by saying what God says and believing it. That is easier said than done because it's easier to say what you see, versus what you wish to see. Another thing you can do is adhere to is the ending to Little Richard's song lyrics from Keep a Knockin, "come back later and try again". Once the waves of life knock you down, and they will, you need to get up and begin again. #beginagain
Get up, begin again, strive with purpose and grace
Get up, begin again, run to finish your race
All things you can do with God at your side
Know that He is with you always, He does not lie
Conqueror, never relinquish until you are done
Then claim victory in Christ because you have won
Don't be scared to start anew. Think of it as exfoliating. When you exfoliate, you scrub away what's dead and old and begin with a refreshed layer of new clean skin. When you fall down, you become aware of what doesn't work and then you reset with a new plan. Keep knocking at the door of your dreams, if you don't quit you will taste the good of the land. Think about it, more than half of the inventions wouldn't be here if the inventor quit. Thomas Edison is said to have attempted at least 1,000 times before the light bulb was a success. Henry Ford, failed constantly. He became broke five times before FORD succeeded, look at FORD today! Walt Disney went bankrupt several times before he crafted Disneyland. Along his journey, his proposal for Disneyland was rejected by the city of Anaheim, but did he quit? Did they quit? No, they continued to knock. Their dreams were inside of them screaming for release. They were rejected and learned through failure. But they kept going.
Keep going lady. Remember follow the fire within you, keep knocking. In the words of Little Richard "You keep a knocking but you can't come in, come back tomorrow and try again!"
Tell me, what are you knocking towards?!