TODAY THE WORDS are COULD YOU REPEAT THE QUESTION? This morning I wrote on Facebook the following “How are we to know all of the answers? We don’t even know all of the questions. I don’t think it is a multiple choice quiz.” Sometimes, when my mind starts spinning, a topic for the blog comes through so here we go.
In school, how many of us used to like multiple choice and true or false exams? I used to think I had a fifty-fifty chance on true or false but in reality you have a fifty-fifty chance of getting it wrong as well. Multiple choice gave more dilemma when the “C” choice said none of the above and “D” choice said all of the above. Oh boy, now we were thick in it having to go through each one and agreeing or disagreeing if all or none applied. I used to sweat out tests, even if I knew the material backwards and forwards and I seemed to always over-think the subject matter. I challenged; I pondered; I tried to think past the immediate and went to the what ifs. Does any of this ring a bell with you?
I would seem surprised when I made a high grade (not boasting here but a point is coming). I expected to have gotten answers wrong when I knew deep down they were right. I doubted myself and though I made high grades throughout my school years and even through career licensing, certifications, profile tests, etc., there was always a fear of not getting it right. This is where my train of thought for the blog is going….The fear of not getting it right.
We go through life; and life is an exam in itself. We learn things and habits; customs as well from our parents and family along with the circle of friends. We try new adventures, skills, topics, and talent progression and sometimes we get it right; many times we have to keep trying until we master a skill or develop a talent to the highest level possible.There are the times in our lives it seems like a multiple choice exam with several possible answers or ways to go. Then there is the “all of the above” or “none of the above” and we see this in marriages and/or relationships. How do we know the right answer or is there a right or wrong answer?
Now for the deeper thought….. In this present day, most of us “Google” anything we want more information about and with a little time, we have an answer to what we are searching. In our faith, we have The Holy Word but how many times do we pick it up and find the answer? If we are not sure, do we go into prayer to seek peace and comfort to accept the answers we have found? As I said it the beginning, “How are we to know all of the answers? We don’t even know all of the questions. I don’t think it is a multiple choice quiz.” The first study tool is to know without a shadow of a doubt, God has the answers and it may be “All of the above” or “None of the above.”
DAILY FEATURED BIBLE VERSE:
1 John 5:14-15 ESV / 223 helpful votes
And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.
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