do I have to understand everything?

When I bought my first car, I didn’t understand the importance of changing my oil consistently which of course led to some big problems.  I also didn’t understand (before doing this “experiment”) that it’s not possible to “toast” whipped cream under a broiler.  There are LOTS of other examples of things that I haven’t & still don’t understand.

But here’s something to consider, it’s not necessary to understand everything to do what is right.  Here are some examples:

  • I may not understand why a person is being stupid rude (maybe they had a rough day, or got some bad news, etc), but my lack of understanding doesn’t have to prevent me from being kind.
  • I may not understand why something bad has happened to me, but my lack of understanding doesn’t have to sabotage my trust or faith in God.
  • I may not understand why God has chosen a particular path for me, but my lack of understanding doesn’t give me the license or permission to be disrespectful of God’s choices for me

There are some things that we will never understand on this side of heaven & perhaps that is exactly the test that God has chosen for us – so let’s not base our behavior solely on our understanding 🙂

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