Jesus was big on personal development – A lesson in persistence

lesson in persistence

A lesson in persistence. There are over 7 billion people walking the earth right now. Most of those strive to better themselves on a daily basis. The personal development industry has never been more prominent than today.

However, if you look closely, you will see that one of the earliest and best proponents of personal development, was Jesus himself. One of the best lessons, if not the best lesson in persistence, is found in the Bible.

Jesus’s lesson in persistence

 

 

Now, you don’t have to be a Christian to be a believer in God, the Bible and the fact that Jesus walked the earth and that his words were recorded in the books of history, of which the Bible is one.

In Matthew 7: 7 Jesus said:

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” ~ New King James Version

 

Keep on asking and it will be given you; keep on seeking and you will find; keep on knocking reverently and the door will be opened to you.” ~ Amplified Bible

 

lesson in persistence

 

Persistence is the key to success. You cannot have persistence unless you first possess desire. Desire is simply the emotion of want….desperately wanting something.

If you desperately want something, it will consume your mind. You will see it in your minds eye in a crystal clear, vivid picture. In full color. Better still…the “picture” will be filled with sound. You will be able to “hear” what is said in the picture…you will be able to “smell” the smells of the scene in the picture….you will be able to “feel” the feelings of you in the picture. Get the picture? 🙂

Such a want is called a “burning desire”. To realise that burning desire you need to follow the advice of what some believe to be a great profit, and yet others, like myself, believe to be the very own Son of God. Be that as it may, Jesus’s lesson in persistence is as powerful today, as it was when he first uttered those words:

Keep on asking, and it shall be given you.

Keep on seeking and you will find.

Keep on knocking reverently and the door will be opened to you.

 

Notice:

It is not you who take. You receive. Someone else is giving to you. You only ask.

It is not you who open the door either; someone else opens it for you. You only need to knock.

However, to be able to knock on the right door, you first need to seek, and keep on seeking, and only then you shall find it.

When you do. Knock reverently until it get’s opened.

When it gets opened, you ask, and you keep on asking, until you receive.

Do not stop asking until you have received. If you do, all your hard work in seeking and knocking, will be in vain. 🙂

 

lesson in persistence

 

Now I am going to ask you something (my lesson in persistence)

 

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Interesting observation about this lesson in persistence:

Did you notice how I changed the order of the 3 actions? I did so deliberately. Perhaps the Author wanted us to first “seek” and then find the true essence…if you are in sales for example, how powerful is this lesson in persistence?

  • Seek for prospects, customers, doors…and keep on seeking until you find.
  • Knock at the doors, send out the invitations, emails etc until it gets opened and they are willing to listen to you.
  • Ask for the sale or action step and keep on asking until you get it. 🙂

 

Now I am going to ask you again

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THANK YOU. 🙂

I trust that you enjoyed this lesson in persistence.

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