Does this dress make my butt look big?
NO MATTER if they need a hand cart to haul that appendage behind them---
admit that perhaps there rear appears a little large in this dress. That yes will haunt you for the remainder of your days. AS IN--each and every time you try to compliment the same woman---she will remind you of the three letter colossal mistake when you distractedly said, "Yes."
We should all learn when we ask loaded questions, we need to be prepared for brutally frank answers. Answers which will perhaps echo in our collective memories for the remainder of our lives.
"Should I do this?" NO--you are not prepared to handle the stress.
"How do you like our new house?" You will NEVER get your money back.
"How about my new shoes?" You left good taste at home when you bought those.
"What do they have that I don't?" Where should I start.
Unless you are prepared to hear the truth---even from a flawed human perspective ----DON'T ASK! Someone is always more than willing to shoot you between the eyes!
The key to asking questions is not the question, but who you are asking for answers. If you are asking the wrong person, you can expect to get the wrong answer. The answer you did not want to hear, but will stay indelible printed on your memory. BUT if you ask a trusted mentor and confident, you can expect to hear truth. How you handle the truth is crucial. Did you really want the truth or were you looking for affirmation? Were you really seeking to improve yourself, to grow, or can you even handle the truth?
SO, when I begin to question God, when I begin to ask what He wants me to do, when I ask why me, when I ask Thy Will, I need to know that God will answer. The answer is never according to my will and most of the time is not what I wanted to hear, BUT GOD--He is truth, He is faithful, He is omniscient, and He hears my questions. Be prepared when you ask, He will answer and let the refinement begin.
"And I will bring the third part through the fire,
Refine them as silver is refined,
And test them as gold is tested They will call on My name,
And I will answer them;
I will say, 'They are My people,
' And they will say, 'The LORD is my God.'"