Keep Asking Questions
I remember being 13 years old and thinking that I needed 2 things. I needed wisdom and discernment. So it was the first thing that I ever remember asking God for. I made plenty of mistakes in these areas… as we all have. But over the years these are two things that I cherished most from God and from others that walked in it. He has been faithful to give it and I have been eager to receive. I never really stop asking questions because He never stops answering. Sometimes my question is a “12th grade” question and my understanding is at an “8th” grade level (metaphorically speaking). So I am aware that He takes me through a series of levels in understanding before the question can be answered to where I can understand. I later saw in the word of God that no matter what, if I asked without doubting Him, He would answer.
James 1:2-8 2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
So why do I tell you all this? Don’t give up on unanswered questions or give up on asking God to explain things because you haven’t gotten an immediate answer. What parent answers the same way to a 4 year old than they would a 15 year old? For instance “Mom… where do babies come from?” You can only explain so much to the younger but can give more detail to the older along with greater wisdom, cautions and consequences etc. So stay on the journey to maturity and don’t stop asking… seeing and knocking. Don’t get discouraged. If you keep asking, you will get to “graduate” in more areas.