“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” - Matthew 7:7-8
Do you need encouragement to begin a task? Do you feel discouraged and need to persevere. If God wants you to do something, He wants you to finish it.
The door is a barrier. You want to open it. But before you open it, you should knock. Because the door is closed for a reason and you need permission to open it. It is like a plan for an endeavour. You don’t go on a journey without knowing where you are going. Part of raising a child is teaching them to navigate around places so they know their way around the house, to the shops and to the school. Knocking is like planning.
Maybe you don’t need to open the door at all. Maybe just knocking is sufficient. It could be very wrong to open a door without knocking, but by knocking, the door is opened and you don’t need to do more.
Maybe God doesn’t want you to open a door. Be comforted. It is ok to knock. It is not your fault if you are wrong. But don’t open the door without knocking. God loves you and is schooling you to ask Him for permission, and not take Him for granted. Ask.