I have always asked questions. Big questions, little questions, questions that everyone assumed they knew what the answer was. I would question those questions. Now don’t get me wrong I have never been a rebellious kid. I have been a rule follower and friend of authority figures. My parents though had a kid who wasn’t afraid of authority.
In 3rd grade, I had a serious conversation with my gym teacher. I needed a better explanation of why we should run 15 laps around the gymnasium daily. The answer “because it’s good for you” did not suffice. “How is this going to help me in real life and why is the same distance required of every person if everyone is physically different?” These were the questions that infuriated my teacher. I then obeyed and started running only to fall half a lap around and fracture the growth plate in my right foot. When I returned the next day with a boot and a doctor’s note excusing me from activity for the rest of the semester. I do believe that was my first look from an adult of disgust.
Okay, back to my point. This questioning, searching, let’s look at this a little closer part of me. God put that inside me. He has never met my examination of “the assumptions” with anything but delight. God has either confirmed more fully what I had always been taught. Or he rocked my world and delighted in being given the opportunity to reveal revelation and truth. This has brought freedom, intimacy, and trust.
Question authority guys. Ask the unspoken things that you always assumed you were wrong to feel unsettled in. You will be met by a God who is unchanging, faithful to confirm with His Word and peace from the relational trust that brings freedom!!!!
The Bible is full of examples of people asking their God for clarity. Here are some examples.
Jeremiah 1:5-8 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” Then I said, “Ah, Lord God! Behold, I do not know how to speak, for I am only a youth.” But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am only a youth’; for to all to whom I send you, you shall go, and whatever I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you, declares the Lord.”
Psalm 10:1-4 O Lord, why do you stand so far away? Why do you hide when I am in trouble? The wicked arrogantly hunt down the poor. Let them be caught in the evil they plan for others. For they brag about their evil desires; they praise the greedy and curse the Lord. The wicked are too proud to seek God. They seem to think that God is dead.
1 Corinthians 2:12 Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God.

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