There’s Freedom to Think Through Your Faith
Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. Matthew 7:7-8
Were you one of those kids who wanted to take everything apart?
Dustin had been obsessed with understanding how things work since he was a kid. By 14 he was taking apart computers and putting them back together for fun. The struggle of rebuilding showed him how everything connects.
Today an entire generation is taking apart the faith they were raised with—reevaluating or deconstructing, their faith. Christian rapper Lecrae, shared, “Deconstruction is not a bad thing if it leads to reconstruction. Sometimes, you have to demolish a building that is mold-infested and then build something else on that foundation. We’re not getting rid of the foundation—the foundation is Christ [Jesus]—but we’re building on that foundation and tearing down some things that were unnecessary.”
If you’re in this process of asking questions and reassessing your faith, you may feel isolated or even guilty. But this is the perfect opportunity to ask God to speak to you through scripture and to dive into healthy conversations with other believers! Those who’ve been hurt might need to have their feelings validated. Those with questions need a space to ask them.
As you examine your belief, you may discard traditions that aren’t found in scripture or learn a more authentic way of relating to God and others. God encourages your search saying, “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you” (Matthew 7:7-8).
Reexamining faith takes persistence and tenacity but God’s promises this: “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13).
 Jackson, Jesse T. “Lecrae: ‘Deconstruction Isn’t a Bad Thing If It Leads to Reconstruction’.” Church Leaders, 31 Dec. 2021,