Take Another Look at Questions
The questions we ask determine the answers we find.
Ever had a situation where things went pear shaped and you felt a little depressed at the outcome?What do you do? Look for someone to blame, decide to quit, reach for a bottle. We use questions to interpret the circumstances of our lives everyday. Do we use life giving or life taking questions?
Jesus said "ask and you will receive" I wonder if we ever get the real depth of that statement. The very thing the brought the human race down was a focus on the wrong question. Satan said to Eve, “Did God really say you must not eat the fruit from any of the trees in the garden?””
Genesis 3:1 NLT
Focusing on the right question was an issue Jesus confronted in John 9
“Walking down the street, Jesus saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked, “Rabbi, who sinned: this man or his parents, causing him to be born blind?”Jesus said, “You’re asking the wrong question. You’re looking for someone to blame. There is no such cause-effect here. Look instead for what God can do.””
John 9:1-3 MSG
Jesus was discipling them in the renewing of their minds. From "If something was wrong someone needs to pay" - To "if something was wrong then it's an opportunity for growth." They had to look again at the questions they asked that framed their thinking.
This is something I need to do as well, instead of asking "why it always me" when things go wrong I could ask "how can I use this situation to glorify God"