We’ve been analyzing Prophet Elijah’s question – ‘What’s the point?’ There’s something very significant about that question. It reveals your real ‘age’ to God, as well as to serious minded people.
Paul wrote this to the Corinthians:
“When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me.”
~1 Corinthians 13:11
Whenever you authentically ask God the question ‘what’s the point?’ it reveals maturity. It shows that you are now ready for serious things. You demonstrate that you are no longer a child who is easily carried away by frivolities. Kids are easily distracted by shiny and frivolous things. While that may be okay at their level, it will be quite irresponsible of you to do the same.
You should focus on the relevance of your activities. And it takes a matured mind to do that. It takes wisdom to be able to take a hard look at one’s life, analyze it well and ask the right questions. Achieving success at every sphere of life hinges on that.
So, when you ask the question, ‘what’s the point?’ you actually allow God conclude that you have come of age; that you are no longer swayed by the glitter and dazzle of spectacles; that you are no longer childish; that you’re ready for the next level of relevance and influence. He begins to look at you differently. It makes Him say stuff like, “Okay my son, you have now come of age. I can move you to the next level.”
Then success becomes inevitable.