It is inherent in mankind to believe in something. People believe in all manner of things – God, gods, goddesses, animals, trees, UFOs, aliens, cows, insects, golden idols, etc. It’s almost as if we were created with a sense of belief – or an instinct. Questions, however, are a necessary part of belief. Good questions, such as:
- Is what I believe true?
- What do I believe that isn’t true?
- How can I get a better understanding of truth?
I ask this question of God, from time to time, as I pray: “God, what am I believing that isn’t true?” King David, one of the greatest leaders in history, similarly implored God:
“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” – Psalm 139:23-24
Asking the questions isn’t particularly difficult to do. Listening and honestly assessing my beliefs is the challenging part. What about you? Are you believing anything that, now that you think of it, may not be true? Do you have any questions you regularly ask to keep you on track?