Okay, so I don’t really have a question. For once, I’m not the hand-raised, kid-at-the-back-of-the-class, yelling “Ooh, pick me! Pick me!”

Nope, this is a post about people who have questions. Scratch that. People who are questioning.

There is a difference between having a question and always questioning. I love people who have a question: “How does this work?” “What does the Bible say about…?” “Can you help me understand…?”

But churches seem to be filled with the other kind: people who are always questioning. “Why in the world did you…?” “What gives you the right…?” “Why won’t you just…?”

People who have a question are almost always a joy. They’re inquisitive. They’re typically growing. They love to discover new truths and new insights.

People who are always questioning are almost always a drain. They’re rarely satisfied. One question spawns another. Nothing ever gets settled.

Those who are always questioning rarely trust leadership…they’re suspicious…they assume every motive is a bad one.

Scripture calls us out of the “always questioning” trap. Philippians 2:14-15 says, “Do all things without grumbling or questioning, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world…”

Living a non-questioning life sets us apart from unbelievers. We live in a world where people are more known by what they’re against rather than what they’re for. Living a life where we assume the best and trust others isn’t just unusual, it’s almost unheard of.

So how about it? Do you have a question? Or are you always questioning?


Disclaimer: nope, this post wasn’t sparked by any frustration with anyone. Settle down, skippy.