Kids are typically known to ask a lot of questions. Often, if they don’t fully grasp the answer they receive, kids will continue asking questions until they understand the first question at hand.
But here’s a question for you: Why don’t adults ask more questions?
We can blame it on living in a grown-up world that tends to put more value on having answers rather than asking questions. But does that answer really give justice to the question?
Many of us think of a “questioner” as someone who is unknowledgeable or ignorant to a situation. Or a questioning person can be looked at as more of a thinker than a doer, whereas the successful go-getter is supposed to be confident, decisive and certain.
One thing we fail to realize is, we are human. We all make mistakes. We all have questions. And more importantly, questions tend to create connections between people. It is through questions that we learn about others and show compassion and care for the lives of those around us.
Think of how much better of a world we might live in if people took the time to ask more questions. This can be taken a step farther as to say, imagine if everyone actually cared to hear the answers given in response.
Imagine if you waited patiently to hear the honest answer of someone when you asked a question as simple as “How are you today?”
We travel through life at a fast pace, forgetting to take moments to question and become aware of experiences occurring around us. Details often go unnoticed because we feel we are too busy to stop and question things. What are the things keeping us so busy? Should they really have as much power and hold over each day? More importantly, isn’t it said that God is in the details of life?
How often does God go unseen in the details of our busy, fast track lives?
Jesus says in Matthew 18:3,
“Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of Heaven.”
If children are known to ask many questions, shouldn’t we be doing the same?
As a Challenge in the upcoming weeks, give your full attention to every question asked throughout each day. No matter how small or insignificant it may seem at the time.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions, because it might just be the answer to entering the kingdom of Heaven.