I Need To Ask The Right Questions

It has taken my whole life to figure this out. 
I stand at the door and knock.

If I don't ask the right question, I won't get the right answer.

In the case of the Prophet Joseph Smith, as a young boy he had a question, "Which church should I join, or should I join none of them?"

Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ had the answer all along.  So why didn't they just tell him?

Here is the eternal truth--for Joseph's benefit, they needed to wait for him to ask!

Are there answers that the Lord is waiting to give me; if only I would ask the right questions?

I, like many of you have asked, "Please take this from me!"  or "Please fix me!"

But those are not questions. Those are requests to fix things without any effort on my part--and the Lord just doesn't do that. 

Perhaps instead of just begging for him to fix me, I should be asking questions like:
  • "What should I be doing that I'm not doing?"
  • "What am I doing that I should stop doing?"
  • "How can I be a better instrument in thy hands?"
I think He might answer those types of question--if only I would ask!

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