Before answers can come, a question must be made…
Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you: For everyone who asks receives; and everyone who searches finds; and everyone who knocks the door will be opened. Matthew 7: 7-8
“One of the unerring Truths in the Universe is that there is already provided a lavish abundance for every human want. In other words, the supply of every good always awaits the demand. Another Truth is that the demand must be made before the supply can come forth to fill it.”
– H. Emilie Cady, Lessons in truth
This is why you ask the question. You send out the request to the Universe! You activate the Laws of Attraction with your questions.
When in doubt, try this:
“Invariably, the question to ask when stumped is: ‘What am I not thinking of that I could be thinking of?’ Or put another way, ‘What am I not considering that’s otherwise obvious?”
– Mike Dooley “Manifesting Change”
Takeaway: In order to receive an answer, you have to first ask the question.