Tuesday, December 26, 2017

It's OK To Say, "I Don't Know"

We have discussed that it's ok to be wrong when we find ourselves in a discussion about the Lord, philosophy, politics or anything else for that matter! We also understand that it's ok to be right, as well. Yet, what if we just don't know? Easy! Just say, "I don't know!" because it's ok to not know everything.

Honestly, "I don't know" ... and that's ok!

Most of the time when we are debating/discussing/persuading, the person we're engaged with doesn't know either. We may feel like we are conceding a point if we can't come up with something on the spot. We are not conceding anything! We want to always be seeking the truth.

This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth. - 1 Timothy 2:3-4 NLT

Ponder, Meditate, Contemplate

If we are in the cool zone we aren't looking to win arguments. We're looking to win hearts and for us to do that we want to seek the truth. Therefore, if you don't know, then say it!

A seasoned thinker knows that when he ventures into new territory of thought and reasoning, it's wise to ponder and think it through. Be patient and let the Word and the Holy Spirit inform this new area.

Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. - Ephesians 5:17 NKJV

Chuck Missler said, "the only barrier to truth is the presumption that you already have it." Let's not make this mistake. Get comfortable saying, "I don't know," and let your curiosity kick in. Where is the truth in this conversation?

My son, if you receive my words, And treasure my commands within you, So that you incline your ear to wisdom, And apply your heart to understanding; Yes, if you cry out for discernment, And lift up your voice for understanding, If you seek her as silver, And search for her as for hidden treasures; Then you will understand the fear of the LORD, And find the knowledge of God. - Proverbs 2:1-5 NKJV
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Take Action!

What do I do after I say, "I don't know?"
Look for the truth! What do you need to do to get more information? Ask questions... the very heart of curiosity! 
  • Prayer. Ask the Lord to guide you.
  • What else do I need to know?
  • Who do I know and respect that I can ask to help me think this through?
  • How can I look at this from a different perspective?
  • How does this topic relate to other things I know in the scriptures?
  • Add your questions in the comments section below! :-D
"Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. - Matthew 11:29 NKJV
Rather, you must grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. All glory to him, both now and forever! Amen. - 2 Peter 3:18 NLT 

Please, add your thoughts in the comment section.

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Concept: It's ok to say, "I don't know."

In The Cool Zone concept. Think like Jesus thinks.

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