Recently, asking questions has been a prevalent part of what I have been learning.
More precisely, I have been learning about asking the right questions.
Just last week, someone in the office was having copier issues. I asked a question. The problem was, I didn't ask the right question. Two hours and a service call later, the copier glass got a nice windex.
A simple solution.
A solution I would have found if I asked the right questions.
Now, I know as creatives we have no shortage of questions. We love to ask questions. The problem, sometimes is those in the church we work for don't always like getting asked a ton of questions. Sometimes understanding the "why" behind an idea just doesn't seem that important to them.
I'm not going to blast the people you work for. Instead, I want to encourage you to keep asking questions. If you want to get scientific about it, some people have found life in "frame-storming" sessions. These sessions replace the traditional brainstorm with a method of asking questions instead of blurting out ideas.
Maybe there is something to all of our questions.
So keep asking. In fact, ask more questions than you ever had, because it is by asking questions that we learn what the right questions are. Once you have asked the right question, the right solution will become visible.