Good morning dependent people
Many people, including pastors and leaders, need to learn that it’s ok to say “I don’t know.” Too many times we put unnecessary pressure on ourselves to be the fountain of all wisdom and knowledge. Many times people try to answer questions about life and the ways of God from a place of uncertainty themselves. Many times we just guess or say it could be such and such due to feeling like we have to say something. We don’t know everything and nor should we. It’s ok to say “I don’t know.” The Bible says ‘give an answer for the hope that is in you’, not answer every question that you are ever asked.
John 9:25 He (the blind man) replied, “Whether He is a sinner or not, I don’t know. One thing I do know, I was blind but now I see!”
The blind man didn’t comment on what he didn’t know but he did talk about the change in himself. We can say “I don’t know but I do know that God has changed my life”.
I believe for some of you this is a word of freedom today. Pastors, when counselling, you don’t need to have all the answers. When preaching you don’t need to have all the answers. When asked about world events, both inside the Church and out, you don’t need to have all the answers. No one but God knows all things so the next time someone asks you a question and you don’t know the answer, feel free to say “I don’t know but