In the ancient book of Matthew, the author mentions “Asking, Seeking and Knocking.” We usually look at this as something we do to connect with God … and/or to ask him for favors.
Have you ever thought about the fact that this could be a suggestion on how to interact with each other*
Asking is honoring the free will of another person. When we are asking, we are not judging, controlling or manipulating them – we want to know how they feel or what they think. Can I truly listen when I ask?
Seeking shows a desire to want to learn something about the other person … it’s all about them, not about us. Do I seek to hear what others are saying ‘between their words?’
Knocking means we won’t give up on someone. We will continue to hang in there with them … through thick and thin. How am I with sticking around and knocking … for the umpthteen time?!
How can you ask, seek, knock instead of telling, showing and giving up on someone today?