Why are we afraid to ask questions?
As I was driving in my car yesterday I was pondering this thought and the reality of what we rob our lives of when we remain in silence. Whether we are afraid of looking stupid, having confrontation, rejection or being forced outside their comfort boxes…questions can be daunting.
It is through asking our questions that we can push into new levels of knowledge, relationship and change. But it takes the courage of opening our mouths.
Think of the missed opportunities…
“How are you doing…really?” – A friend is struggling thru something and just needs someone to care enough to ask.
“So what did you mean when you said…” – Something offended you in a conversation, but maybe it was misinterpreted on your part, and a quick question could heal the friendship.
“How about grabbing a coffee sometime…” – An opportunity to forge a friendship with someone new.
“What do you believe?” – A chance to hear where someone’s heart is…and a challenge to yourself to find out what is in your heart.
“Why am I here?” – A great quest in anybody’s life in the search for purpose.
“Do you know Jesus?” – A bridge into the life of a friend or stranger that could be change their destiny forever.
My challenge to you is to get out of your safe boxes…don’t be afraid! Be intentional about building your relationships with questions. Be available to change someone’s life by your questions. Be prepared to grow in your knowledge, faith and purpose simply by asking.
“If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and He will give it to you.” – James 1:5