If anyone imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know. But if anyone loves God, he is known by God.

1 Corinthians 8: 2, 3

 

When I think that I know the answers and when I believe that I have gained complete understanding, I am frequently living in the moment right before a big disappointment, for my world often shows me how little of God’s truth about it is in my grasp. When my thinking is out there on its own, and I am feeling confident in what I am thinking; thus, I am not choosing to seek the Lord’s wisdom before I take action, I often find myself lying face down on the floor, trying to figure out who pulled that old slippery rug out from under my feet, and looking for the biggest towel that I can find to get all of the mud off of my chin. 

 

When I need to back up, go back over what I have done and said, and figure out how to start over in the process of solving problems and dealing with people, it is always hard to admit that most of the missteps and wrong solutions were caused because of my own stubborn failure to utilize the best resource available to me in the Spirit of God. 

 

How much better it is to allow that I don’t have the answers and to accept my need for wisdom that is deeper, greater, and more loving than any other form of understanding that is in my world. As I embrace my relationship with God and realize the depth of my love for Him, I am set free from the need to be the authority, and I am empowered to allow that my loving Father will lead me to all the knowledge that I require to handle everything that comes my way in life.