There is a gigantic difference between the person who has no questions to help him/her process situations and the person who has profound questions available. Here are a few of the differences:
WITHOUT PROFOUND QUESTIONS: Shallow answers
WITH PROFOUND QUESTIONS: Profound answers
WITHOUT PROFOUND QUESTIONS: Lack of confidence
WITH PROFOUND QUESTIONS: Life confidence
WITHOUT PROFOUND QUESTIONS: Poor decision making
WITH PROFOUND QUESTIONS: Wise decision making
WITHOUT PROFOUND QUESTIONS: Live in mental fog
WITH PROFOUND QUESTIONS: Crystal clear focus in life
WITHOUT PROFOUND QUESTIONS: Work on low priorities
WITH PROFOUND QUESTIONS: Focused on high priorities
WITHOUT PROFOUND QUESTIONS: Immature processing
WITH PROFOUND QUESTIONS: Mature processing
Asking the right question of the right person at the right time is a powerful combination because the answers you receive set you up for success. IBM founder Thomas J. Watson said, “The ability to ask the right question is more than half the battle of finding the answer.” But that’s true only if you are willing to ask the question.
John C. Maxwell, Good Leaders Ask Great Questions: Your Foundation for Successful LeadershipWaht (New York City, NY: Center Street, 2014).
I believe asking questions is one of the best ways to teach. Toward this end, I have devoted a good part of my life to writing discussion-based Bible study lessons that have groups talking. Check them out at www.mybiblestudylessons.com