Why Not?

People who ask “Why?” keep others from getting things done. People who ask “Why not?” get things done.

Have you ever gotten into a circular discussion with a little kid? Every statement you make is greeted with a “Why?” The first couple of times it happens, it’s cute. But after a dozen “Why”? questions to your simple statements, you feel bogged down and you just want to move on. You don’t blame the kid for asking “Why?” so much. He’s a kid. He doesn’t know any better. But when a full-grown adult questions everything people tell him, it is a sure sign of immaturity.

We all need to ask questions to clarify the issues and get information, but when our questions keep us from getting things done, they stop being helpful. At some point you have to stop asking “Why?” and ask “Why not?” If you haven’t asked “Why not?” in a while, you may be too complacent, and maybe a bit immature.

“I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish you were one or the other!” Revelation 3:15

Posted on July 9, 2013, in Daily Devotionals. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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