I don’t know? Why are we afraid of saying simply, “I don’t know?” More often than not as human beings we pride ourselves on all of our knowledge. Now don’t get me wrong, knowledge is very powerful. We know the Bible teaches, “my people perish for lack of knowledge.” Although, when our heaping up of knowledge stands in the way of God truly speaking to us and changing us, knowledge becomes our bondage and our own intellect our enemy. What is that thing that rises up in our flesh when we are in a conversation and we feel exposed when we do not know something? Why do we feel we have to “know” or we are less than? I’ll tell you what it is, it’s PRIDE. Yes, pride. That thing that always likes to be ahead, above, on top and causes us to be arrogant.
Of course it’s good to educate ourselves and learn all we can, especially about the things of God. Although, in our knowing, we must be led by The Holy Spirit. For He knows ALL things. Our ” knowing” cannot compare to God’s Knowing. He gives us the understanding of what we are to know and the wisdom to apply it. Therefore, never be hesitant to say, “I just do not know.” This is a sign of humility and God can then work mightily in our lives. For when we always want to seem as though we know, we tie God’s hand from directing us to authentic truth of His Word and wisdom. Humility shows Him respect and He can come in and help us to see what was unseen even with all our knowledge. No matter how much knowledge we have, there are some things that are hidden unless God provides the light to see.
Come on, let us be more hasty in admitting we don’t know, than assuring ourselves we know. God gives grace to the humble, but resist the proud. Many times “I don’t know” are the most powerful words ever spoken in a circumstance because The Almighty rushes to your rescue to enlighten you.💕