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I'm not trained to do that

Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Never rely on what you think you know. Remember the Lord in everything you do, and he will show you the right way. Never let yourself think that you are wiser than you are; simply obey the Lord and refuse to do wrong.

Proverbs 3 : 5 - 7 (GNB)

No matter how clever you are, no matter how many qualifications you have, or how many letters you have after your name. There will always be something that you find tricky or do not know the answer to. Even the hugely intelligent scientist Albert Einstein once said "The more I learn, the more I realise how much I don’t know". Not having the answers to everything is to be expected, as after all we are all only human.

However, the important thing is that you acknowledge your limitations, both physically and intellectually. Don't bury your head in the sand or stick your fingers in your ears shouting "Na na na… I'm right, your wrong… I'm not listening" because if you do the only person that you will be kidding is yourself!

Acknowledging your limitations isn't the end of the road. Just because you can't do everything or know everything isn't a reason to give up or not try. Instead what you need to do is tap into the one who can do everything and does know everything… God. The Bible is filled of examples where God chooses to use the most unlikely or underqualified people, simply because they trust him. People who without God’s help would never have been able to accomplish even a mere fraction of what they did.

As we see in this passage we shouldn't feel bad that we don't always get things right or understand everything. Quite the opposite, we should embrace this and accept that the only person with all the answers is God. Decision making will become a lot simpler, as all you need to do is 'simply obey the Lord and refuse to do wrong'.

By doing this there is no need to know all the answers, you can simply rely on the fact that God does, and that is enough! Have a great week.

This week's song is You are the Anchor by Greg Sykes

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