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“But, how?”, Cymplified!

One of the most annoying things my 3-year-old daughter asks me when I tell her to do something she wants to wriggle out of is, “But, how?”

but, how?

I realize that that is a question I often ask God. I want to know and follow God’s will, and when He shows me at times, I ask, “But, how?” I wonder if He gets annoyed with me, too. God seemed to be speaking to me this past Holy Week. “How could you know My will when you don’t read My Word regularly?” It makes sense and the answers I know I can find in the Bible.

Am I doubting Him? Maybe.
Am I being passive? I think so.
Am I a lazy Christian? Surely! Not?

James 2:18 “But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds.”
James 2:20 “You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless ?”
James 2:26 “As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.”

Ouch! I am deemed a foolish person.

When God says,”Do this. Walk this way. Make this decision. Tell them this. Pray now.”, do I respond, “But, how?” Do I run away like Jonah?

I guess this is where trust and faith come in. I must trust in His wisdom and have faith He will carry me through anything.


  1. I tend to ask God a lot of “Why me/us?” lately cuz things have not really been ok for us. I am really trying hard to trust in him. Thanks for this post!
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  2. i’m a Christian myself, and i often times find myself asking “But, how?” or “Why me?” sometimes, I have to be reminded that if I pray about something, I should trust Him entirely. nice blog post, sis
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  3. I feel the same way sis. I was an active Christian back during my teenage years, but now, I am do passive. I only pray sometimes and read the Bible rarely. I think if we want to change, we have to choose to change.
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    1. Yes, that’s true! Change should be a conscious decision and effort.

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