Life Asks Us Questions: Here are 5 of Them
Updated: Jun 29, 2022
It's likely that at some point we have our own mental chatter with jumbled questions like: Why is this happening to me? How long is this going to last? How can I get out of this? When will I get it? or What's in it for me?
Just the other day I caught myself asking, why would they do that? when someone cut me off in traffic. It's like a reflex, and we may think it's more useful than it actually is.
We may insist on getting some sort of explanation because knowing lowers our anxiety. But what about the questions we're being asked from life? It's rare for us to pause to listen to them.
What is a question?
A good place to start the conversation about the questions life asks us is by defining a key vocabulary word: question.
Right now you might be thinking the definition of the word question is really common sense, but beware of falling into the trap of illusion of explanatory depth, which basically means believing that you know more than you actually do.
Jesus said in John 8:32
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
When we ask a question we're trying to establish the truth, the very thing that will give us the reward of living abundantly, with freedom.
The process of questioning (ideally) looks something like this:
Step 1 - Forming a Question
Step 2 - Finding the Truth
Step 3 - Freshly in Freedom
Dictionary.com defines question (noun) as: a sentence in an interrogative form, addressed to someone in order to get information in reply.
Let's explore some things life might be asking from you via a sentence in an interrogative form.
1) What patterns are you noticing?
Whenever we feel stuck, it might be because there is a lesson we're not learning. It's like a scam caller that you still haven't blocked.
Awareness is key when blocking annoying patterns.