To me the scripture of Luke 11:1-13 means that the answer of God doesn’t come in an instant; but rather like every other thing of any worth in life it takes time. In the story of Luke, Jesus teaches his disciples how to pray to God and then goes to tell them another story/lesson. The story is about a friend who needs something for his other friend, and so after some time the person he is asking gets up and gives him all that he needs.
In today’s world we sometimes have another name other than persistence such as being a pest or being stubborn. When I think back on this scripture I wonder, did the man really get up after saying no just once and did he really give everything the man needed? Sometimes I’ll make smoothies, but I ask right after dinner, so my dad tells me to wait, so I ask again after ten minutes and so on until he finally lets me make them. When I get mad at my brother, I often am looking to God and ask for guidance. I never get a quick answer, but everything works out.
When reflecting on myself and also writing this reflection, I realized that God doesn’t give answers immediately, but rather he allows us a chance to figure things out while giving us a nudge in the right direction. I will try not to ask for God’s help and answer immediately, but try to figure it out and be persistent in asking for help over a period of time.