Joseph Smith had high hopes for the saints. All those who would be ministers for the Lord were expected to be witnesses. A testimony meeting should be comprised of those bearing witness for why they know that Jesus lives!
“… we commend you to God and the word of his grace. You have our best wishes, you have our most fervent prayers, that you may be able to bear this testimony, that you have seen the face of God. Therefore, call upon him in faith and mighty prayer, till you prevail, for it your duty and your privelege to bear such testimony for yourselves.”
(Joseph Smith Papers, Minute Book 1, 12 Feb. 1834, pg. 164)
What does it mean to “call upon him in faith and mighty prayer?” It is to seek revelation, to call upon God, and to act upon it. The Lord expects it of those who will be His servants – it is their priveledge.
Don’t ever give up knocking on the door. “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” (Matt 7:7-8)