Elon Musk is undoubtedly a genius. He is smart and has definiteness of purpose for his life. That is he knows his apex and is constantly working towards that. I recall sighting an article where his mum shared his IQ test score at age 17 on social media. In the article, he was asked to retake the test because his score was too high.
To talk about the time and energy he dedicates to Tesla and SpaceX, in one documentary he talked about working over 100 hours a week. Thus I don’t wonder why he is a billionaire as he lives above the average lifestyle.
I was thinking about whom I could compare Elon to in the Bible. I thought about it for many days and boom! I found one. An incident happened on twitter where a video game creator needed Elon’s approval to start a project he was working on. This guy (Lyubomir Vladimirov) tried for the first time and got no response. He tried again and again yet no response. I can understand because there are thousands of reply to his tweets and he only respond to those that catches his attention.
Vladimirov was determined to make this request for 365 days. None of his first 100 days tweets fetched him the response he needed but he kept going till his 154th day tweet. He was shamelessly persistent.
“Dear Elon. I am a game developer and I am making a game about the colonization of Mars with you and SpaceX. If you think it’s cool, all I need is a ‘go ahead’ to use your name and logos. I will post this every day for a year or until I get a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’. 154/365”
“You can steal our name / logos and we probably won’t sue you,”
I see a replay of the story Jesus shared about the Judge and the widow who needed justice in Luke 18. The widow had an answer upon her persistent request for justice.
The reason why this demonstration is important is that Elon Musk became the richest man on earth and Vladimirov is no match in terms of wealth. He (Vladimirov) believed that if he could persist long enough (just as Jesus Christ talked about), he would have an answer to his request.
He didn’t see the 51.8million Elon’s followers as a limitation. I believe he thought about the thousands of replies that pop in minutes after his tweets but he went ahead anyway and believed that Elon would see his post. After 154 days he got what he wanted.
Everything Jesus Christ talked about is practical and real in our daily lives. If only we pay a little more attention to events happening around us, we would see them manifesting every day. And this is why it is critical that we take heed to them. Have you been persistent about a request for continuous 154 days?
Often we give up too soon and stop praying after 30 days or maximum 40 days. Sometimes we pray about it when we remember.
I trust this illustration will ginger your appetite to persist in prayer. Unlike Elon Musk, God is not restricted by time and space and He is ready to answer anyone who has Faith and wouldn’t give up asking.
Ask and keep on asking and it will be given to you; seek and keep on seeking and you will find; knock and keep on knocking and the door will be opened to you.(Mathew 7:7, AMP)