QUESTIONS PROVOKE GROWTH
My friends and I had a yearly ritual- we would go from one friend’s house to the other every first day of the year. We greeted and ate. It was a tour. It always ended around 10 pm after a long evening of fun.
Some day in my second year at the University, just before my friends came to call me, I began to ask myself questions like, “Why do we go from house to house?” Is there anything else that I can do with the same time?” Those questions changed the game for me. Our outing time became my reflection time.
Friends, questions provoke growth. If you can ask questions to reflect about your life, and you can seek answers from the right sources- the Word of the Lord being the first and examples of Christ-like living being the other, your life can never remain the same again.
The direction of Jesus changed at age 12. Everyone else had cone for a feast and was heading back home but Jesus stayed back.
And when He was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast. When they had finished the days, as they returned, the Boy Jesus lingered behind in Jerusalem. And Joseph and His mother did not know it;
Why did he stay back? Because he had questions. He sat with priests and teachers of the law, listening to them and asking them questions:
Now so it was that after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions. And all who heard Him were astonished at His understanding and answers.
Luke 2:46-47 NKJV
Once he made that choice, it was obvious everything had changed:
He began to speak and mention His Father’s business. His parents did not understand what he was talking about. They had to keep his heavy words to heart. Something changed.
This season, something will change for you. Your life will show progress. It will go upwards profitably. It will go forward with evidence. You will produce an impact. Stop and ask questions!