Columbo Curiosity

5 seconds of doing this one thing, could be worth a month of work. Using this will benefit every area of your life. It will make you a better husband, dad, employee or boss, and a better person of faith. Jesus told people if they will simply try this more, it would totally change their relationship with God.

Most of us are awful at this though. But, it’s not hard. And anybody can do this.

I went through this book last week by Brian Grazer. You may or may not know who he is. You definitely know his work. Some people have called him the most important person in Hollywood you’ve never heard of.

He is a movie and television producer. He wrote Splash with Tom Hanks and Daryl Hanna, produced Backdraft, Apollo 13, The Grinch, Liar Liar, Da Vinci Code, 24 with Kiefer Sutherland. Grazer’s films and TV shows have been nominated for a total of 43 Oscars® and 152 Emmys. He personally won best picture for A Beautiful Mind. His films have grossed around 14 billion dollars.

He was in law school in 1975 when he decided he wanted to make it in Hollywood, so he dropped out and took a $5/hr job delivering contracts around Hollywood. His ruse or trick was he would always say for the contract to be valid he had to personally deliver it. So he was able to meet all the stars and heads of studios doing this.

As he tells all these amazing stories of his interactions with very interesting people; everyone from Andy Warhol to Tom Cruise, he makes the case that there was a single quality that got him to where he is today. I propose the same quality is what will bring about all those things I mentioned at the beginning. The book is titled A Curious Mind.

Your curiosity is the most important thing you own. Being highly curious is like having a super-power. The bottom line is you don’t know what you don’t know. 5 seconds of curiosity can be worth a month of work. One curious thought can cause you to go a particular direction (or keep you from getting into something). Being curious can benefit you in every area of your life. It will make you a better husband, dad, employee or boss, and a better person of faith.

One time people around Jesus asked for him to teach them how to talk to God. He gave them a little template of what to say and told them a couple of stories. But then he basically said, “Really, guys, it comes down to being curious.”

“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” (Luke 11:9-10)

Finding is reserved for those that search. Doors open for those that knock. Getting happens to those who ask. Asking is the beginning of receiving. The worst thing one can do is not to ask, seek or knock–to not give in to curiosity.

So you might be going through something intense right now. Are you curious what God might mean by this? With your spouse, are you curious about what support he/she needs in his/her life right now? A question you could ask is, “What do you wish I would ask you?” With your kids, are you curious what their hopes or concerns about the future are?

Your curiosity is the most important thing you own. You don’t know what you don’t know, so spark your curiosity and find out.

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