Answers vs Faith

I used to be the type of person who knew all the answers- planned ahead and knew what was up the road.  I also was the type of person who could do everything myself and never needed anyone.  Sure, there were people I wanted to be there, but I didn’t “need” them.  This same person, I was, that had to and seemed to have all the answers asked in class or in work or in life.  It has occurred to me lately that I was a very ignorant person in all of this.  This seeming knowledge and control and independence are idiotic and signs of a lack of understanding and wisdom.  Now, don’t get me wrong… it is nice to know answers and count on yourself for things.  What I mean is that thinking we really know anything or are in control of anything or don’t need anyone are the most naive of all pride-bearing objects.  In fact, I regret not letting my guard down to be wrong more and count on people more because I would have learned earlier on that the only One who really knows anything is the One who knows everything.  Faith in the Almighty God is much more intelligent and wise than knowledge of anything or anyone else.  His ability is our only ability.  His knowledge is our only knowledge.  His wisdom is the only wisdom.  When we admit that, we start the journey of wisdom and truly can say that we at least have one right answer.

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