What's That Knock?
(This is updated from November 2014)
My granddaughter Kaitlyn used to love trying to coax me in participating in her own unique "Knock, knock. Who's there?" challenges. I usually played along and ended up laughing because although her responses were not always unique they were laughably quirky.
Life often challenges us to respond to “knock, knock.” Of course the most common is the one at the door, but then there others. For me, the most dreaded would be in the car’s engine, followed by the painful one on the head when getting in or out the car and not noticing how close the head is to the door frame, and finally is the surprising knock for a loop or off the feet by an unforeseen shock.
With the different types of knocks, it’s hard sometime to distinguish which is which. Consequently, we have to be vigilant so not to miss the knock of opportunity. Day-by-day, we are presented with opportunities although some may not be as consequential as others. In fact some should be dismissed immediately. This is why we must be alert, astute, and prepared so when that very significant opportunity comes knocking we are ready to respond to it affirmatively.
To be ready to respond wisely requires having properly worked toward mental, physical, intellectual, and spiritual preparedness. Mentally we learn to accentuate the positives in our lives rather than continuously dwelling on the negatives. We determine ourselves to embrace possibilities and seek to overcome limitations. Then we surround ourselves with people of like minds. Equally important, we remember the G-I-G--O principle. If we put garbage in, we will get garbage out and that can apply to our eating habits, what we watch, and who we listen to. We, therefore, observe practices and make choices that promote a healthy and wholesome lifestyle. We read quality materials and increase knowledge daily. Above all, we empower ourselves by establishing, maintaining, and growing an intimate relationship with God. So when that opportunity knocks that we have awaited and known in our spirit and our gut was out there, we will welcome and embrace it fully.
Affirmation: Put them in mind to be...ready to every good work...Titus 3:1