Flip Your Know-it-All
You Don't Know What You Don't Know, Ya Know?
When you think you KNOW, you have then made your world smaller
Some of the least-wise folks I know are the most knowledgeable. When you and I have knowledge, we sometimes think we “know it all.” And in that state of mind we can easily alienate ourselves to further understanding.
The brainiac of our time, Albert Einstein, said, “I believe in intuition and inspiration. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world…”
We know so much, and yet we know so little. Science is able to put a man on the moon and manipulate DNA, but no one can figure out why deer always face north and south while grazing, or how it’s possible for a field ant to carry five thousand times its own body weight. And can you believe that mighty oak came from a tiny seed? Holy cow!
I figure, my pea-brain can comprehend only so much. This world, and its natural order, is precise and downright ingenious! And so, I marvel.
Here’s what I’m saying. There comes a time when it serves you to stop trying to figure out how the darn airplane can stay up in the air. Just accept that it does, otherwise, you’ll miss the ride.
What you and I don’t know about life is SO much more than what we do know. So keep stoking that special gift God gave you; Curiosity. It’s a factory-installed feature that will take you to magical places if you let it.
Clinch your fist for a second. Now, try and receive a gift. You can’t! Your fist is clinched!
The same holds true if you’ve convinced yourself that you know it all. Don’t miss the gifts God is trying to put into your hands! Stay in marvel and fascination.
Your know-it-all mindset is born of the ego and is rooted in your need to feel in control. Oh, we love to feel in control, don’t we? And we’re always being remind of just how not in control we truly are.
At times I wrestle with why things happen, and why other things don’t happen. Why was that mishap brought into my life? Why was he born like that? Why didn’t I get that raise? Why do bad things happen? Why death? Why diseases? Why me?
The problem starts when you and I insist on having an answer for the above (so we can feel less in the dark and more in control). That’s when we hedge on the side of making up answers, which in turn installs a big fat lid on our curiosity and further discoveries.
So let go of that insistence to know. Put down the gavel and stop requiring conclusions. As much as you and I love knowledge, know that sometimes it’s OK not to know. Relax! Marvel! Appreciate the vast unknown and go “WOW!”
To stir, incite and inspire those whose paths I cross, inviting folks to live life with the vitality and full-color gusto our Maker had in mind for each of us the moment we came outta that oven.
I see marriages being healed, dreams and family values being reborn and restored. I see an awakening as folks begin to remember who they are and WHOSE they are. Yes! I claim that vision.
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My Prayer for You
Lord open the ears, eyes and hearts of each friendly visitor here that they might catch a glimpse of You and the bodaciously abundant life you have in store for each of us. Help us each to hear your whispers, see your miracles and feel your nudges. Amen.