Knowledge

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Every once in a while I look back on where I have come in life, and mindset along the way. Whenever I am here, in the now, I pretty much think I have stuff figured out. I like to. I want to. And I am pretty good at having an overall grasp on life.

But the older I get, or perhaps just the wiser, I really am seeing that the more I think I know, the less I actually know.

Sometimes I can’t believe how “arrogant” I have been in the past. It was not an in-your-face kind of arrogant. At least not in my heart. But it was an arrogance of perceived knowledge. I am just feeling today like I don’t really know anything, and I feel better about that than I do about the grasp on truth that I used to try hard to have.

I don’t need to know everything. I don’t need to understand. I don’t need to eliminate as many unknowns as possible. I don’t need to see in black and white.

Why? Aren’t those all good things?

Yes, they are. But they all fall seriously short. They all rely on me. And I know that I fall short. When I actually know that I know very little if anything about life, that leaves a lot more room for the Truth to exist in my life. For the Truth to permeate my life. In grace and truth.

I will never have all the answers. I never really thought that. But I am now enjoying quite a bit more simplistic view of truth. There is one Truth. He is Jesus. I want to follow him. Not a rigid creed, but a living person. Jesus.

1 Cor 8:1 says, “We know that we all possess knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.”

Less may just be better. Simpler. More.

2 Comments

  1. My daddy used-sta say…
    “when i was 18, i thought i knew everything. i was young and ‘wise’. then when i was 28, i looked back at myself at 18 and realized, ‘man, i was full of crap when i was 18… but now i really have my stuff together’. at 38, i looked back at 28 and thought,
    ‘at 28, i really didn’t know my head from a hole in the ground… i’m glad i have my act together now’. At 48, i realized… wow, i hadn’t a clue about much then, and i certainly don’t now…’ and then, i was really able to learn.”

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