What does “I don’t know how” really mean?

There is so much information available to us today. This year, I ran into questions like “How to clean a carburetor” and “How to pickle okra” and “How to change a delta shower faucet.” Found the answers all on Youtube! and in the case of cleaning a carburetor, found a video of a 10 year old demonstrating. Reminded me that “I don’t know how” many times means something else. Like: “I don’t really want to” or “I don’t really care” or “I’m not interested enough to make time to find out.” There is ignorance, which is defined as the state of being uninformed or unaware about knowledge that’s available. And in most arenas, ignorance is expensive: like my carburetor and delta faucet.

So, spiritually speaking, rethink your “I don’t know how.” Does it really mean something else? God’s word is available to you. Find a person that you know lives for God and ask for their help and prayers. Pray and ask God to guide you to the right stuff. “I don’t know how” is spiritually expensive when we think about the clock ticking on when the kids are grown and gone, the fatherless kids that need mentoring before they become a statistic, those who are depressed that need encouragement, those dying of curable diseases (estimated 26,000 per day), and those w/o Christ that need to know of his love before its eternally too late.

If it matters to us, we tend to find out how. Don’t settle for “I don’t know how” in your relationship with God, the needs of others, and issues that will matter when nothing else does.

About Lane Corley

I am - Follower of Jesus Christ - Husband to the beautiful and patient Heather Corley - Father of three. - Church Planter / Church Planting Strategist with the Louisiana Baptist Convention. - When I can, I’m reading, raised bed gardening, deer hunting, and on mission with my church. - Hoping to be helpful.

Posted on November 23, 2011, in Discipleship. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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