I don’t think so.
In fact I feel confident enough, thanks to my own life lessons to say without a doubt- sometimes you really do not need to know.
On our shared path of “Becoming Today”, we all must deal with our own consequences, the result of our actions, decisions, attitudes and beliefs. So why not make it so we are celebrating the outcomes rather than trying to repair, overcome or run away from?
As we lovingly detach from things that no longer serve us, among those is the need to know everything. There really is no need to understand all the details that we encounter and endure.
Instead we should involve ourselves in the practice of letting go, releasing, detaching, whichever term you feel more comfortable with all require that they be done so lovingly.
When we do so we are rewarded not only in our relationships but also in our individual personal growth, being better able to embrace inner peace, which is beneficials across all areas of our lives.
It boosts our personal power, teaches us to be more resilient and allows for us to better encourage others while maintaining healthy boundaries that aid our personal freedom and acceptance of responsibility for ourselves.
We are only responsible and can only be held accountable for our own thoughts, emotions, decisions and resulting actions. The consequences of the choices of others ultimately are not ours. Becoming one’s emotional caretaker is not healthy for either person when it is based upon a false belief that you can control their pain.
What may lay ahead for someone, even ourselves we may never truly know. That’s why here on “Becoming Today”, we’ll explore why not knowing is more than okay.
I think most of us are familiar with the phrase “on a need to know basis”. However did you realize it applies to us concerning our own lives?
I suspect for many it did not. I was suspicious of the idea, but once I allowed myself to be vulnerable enough to explore the idea, I’m glad I did.
I realize it’s an uncommon conversation, but one I feel many of us need to consider.
It was a tough lesson for me, and at times is still challenging. As throughout my life and professional endeavors I have always been involved in uncovering information.Bringing issues to light of day and seeking truth, justice and liberty for all. More than a cliche it was a credo, my motto, part of an oath affirmed for my life to be of service for the greater good.
While I have no regrets about that, I have come to the realization that when it comes to the future and details about my own life I really do not need to know. Furthermore my struggle to uncover these elements has led to delays, obstacles and heartbreak.
As uncomfortable as it remains at times I have had to learn to accept not knowing. I have come to see that God has the solutions and my demanding answers often only interferes with His plans for me.
It’s part of His desire for us to be patient and live our lives steadfastly in faith. To trust in Him and worry not. As Jesus instructed,in Matthew 6:34, “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
You cannot change yesterday. Tomorrow is not assured. The only moment in time you can truly control is this one. The present moment. So choose to make the best of it, while trusting for the rest.
God has the solution you need, even before you knew there was a need or perceived a problem. When you accept this as the Truth and allow yourself to receive His promise, God will show up with the answers;
When? Soon. Suddenly…… possibly even right…now!
We have to find the strength to at times realize that not only do we not have all the answers, we also don’t need to know.
The concept is not new, evidence of it has been around for centuries as in the Scriptures we find Moses on a number of occasions, unable to give details to his people.
Chosen to lead them, Moses trusted the things God was instructing. Many times when asked how and when things would occur or proceed he had to tell his people, ‘I don’t know”. Then remind them as he did in Exodus 13:13-14, “Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
Worry is useless and I for one refuse to allow it to take my empowerment away, to make me sick or feel less than.
I hear you. Easier said than done. Then again so is anything really worth having or experiencing. It takes effort, dedication and fortitude on our parts.
If I could I would pick up the phone and say we better call Saul.
He can tell you about the tribulations and the results of casting his cares. His life took many unexpected turns after leaving his hometown and changing names. Saul of Tarsus is one who knew we could overcome without doubt, fear or worry in the face of challenges.
Rewriting his story as the Apostle Paul he was becoming so much more.
Often imprisoned for his beliefs he learned how to truly be content in the moment and accept that he didn’t have the answers and many times had no idea where the next challenge may come from or when it would arrive.
What Paul did know was that with God all things always work for our good.
Do I still worry? Yes I am only human.
Do I get stressed out and lost in anxiety like I used to? Absolutely, not.
I have come to learn that often what we call worry is a sign from God. A warning that we may be approaching a situation we are not yet ready for or have diverted off our path. Gently accepting his nudge of correction I can then ease the tensions by remaining faithful, staying steadfast, being forbearant, living joyfully and expectantly while I wait for God to lead me forward.
Taking the time to do all that I simply don’t have any left to stress, lol (audible giggle)!
Now to wrap up today’s discussion of not needing to know all the small stuff I’m feeling called to make a declaration. One of reinforcement for things I’m currently addressing in my own life, that I also know can be a blessing for you as well.
Let us pray:
I know not what the future holds. However the “hows” don’t matter because you’ve got this. I pray. I trust. I believe. I receive the abundance, prosperity and security necessary to fulfill my assignment, to step further into Your light. To accept Your Promise and become delivered to the fullness of my destiny in Jesus’ name; AMEN!
Not needing to know is freeing and healing and among those things that have been stuck in my head lately. Yet even after releasing it all here, there is still more in there.
Including some gifts that are available to everyone. We’ll pick up our discussion there, when you join us tomorrow here, on our next edition of “Becoming Today”.