How to find answers to life's greatest questions

It's as simple as asking.

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  • No matter how much schooling we have, not all of our questions will receive answers. There are some questions we just don't know the answer to, and others may take many years to be answered. There is, however, a way to find the answers to life's greatest questions. The simple method is to ask. In seeking knowledge and the answers to your questions, follow these seven steps and you will be well on your way to uncovering the secrets of the universe.

  • 1. Sincere desire

  • The reason we ask a question in the first place is to know the answer. If you don't care about the answer, then there's no purpose in seeking it out. Having a sincere desire to find the answer will lead you down a path you've never been before. You will most likely find answers to other questions you have along the way.

  • 2. Humility

  • In order to receive an answer, you must have humility. To be humble isn't doesn't mean bowing down to someone for an answer - it's about having respect for someone above you. Being kind and respectful in your search will make you that much more able to receive the answer.

  • 3. Prayer

  • Praying is a more direct way to have your questions answered. Prayer allows you to communicate with an omnipotent and omniscient God. What better way to answer your question than to ask God, who is all-knowing? He hears and answers your prayers when the time is right. Through prayer you can come to know and understand all of life's mysteries.

  • 4. Trust

  • Trust that there is an answer out there. It may take time, but trust in your ability to find the answers you seek. The questions you have may require you to put your trust in other people to help you. Trust them and lean on them for advice in your journey for an answer to your question.

  • 5. Faith

  • Have faith in God and his timing. Not all answers come right after a question is asked. Some things take time. You may not be ready for the answer to your question and until you are, you must have faith that one day your question will be answered.

  • 6. Diligence

  • Be diligent in searching for the answer. Finding answers to life's questions requires actively seeking them out. You can't sit around and wait for the answer to come to you, because it won't. Not everything is handed to you on a silver platter. Busy yourself with things that will lead you to an answer. Put yourself in places where you can think, like taking a walk around the block or spending time in nature. Ask your question to those around you; Your parents might know the answers to your questions because, once a upon a time, they had the same questions, too.

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  • 7. Obedience

  • The answer you are looking for may not be the one you receive. However, you will know the answer you've been given is the true and correct one because you will feel in your heart that this is the answer you've been looking for. Be strong and listen to that confirmation and don't disregard it. Stay true to the answer and you will feel whole in knowing that it right, even if it's not what you thought it would be.

  • The answers to life's questions come in many forms. They aren't always what we would think them to be, but that's what makes answering questions and solving mysteries so satisfying. Once you know the true answer, it all makes sense. One day, another question will come along and you'll go through the process all over again. Seeking knowledge doesn't stop when we graduate from school - we learn every day.

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Callie has two Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Communication and when she isn’t writing, she’s reading. Some of her favorite things include Harry Potter, all things Disney, road trips, and telling stories.

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