“The Weapon of I DON’T KNOW”

Thought for Today: The Weapon of I DON’T KNOW 

You are going through something in your life, and you have been praying for the Lord to show up in the situation and make things better. Not only are you expecting Him to show up in your mind, you have an idea in your mind about how you think He will show up and fix the situation.

I want to inform you that, most of the time, God will not do what you thought He should do for your situation. As a matter of fact, most of the time God will not show up how you thought He would show up. Most of the time God will not use who you thought He would use to fix the problem.  

Every time you begin to get in your mind about how you think God will show up in your life, all you are doing is delaying the answer that He has for you. “How do you know that, Pastor Erick?” For God, Himself, said in Isaiah 55:8, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” 

You may not like what I am about to say, but I am more concerned with your soul rather than your feelings. If you are in a situation and you are asking God to come into that situation, your relationship with God is not what you thought it was.  

I want you to sit down and digest this spiritual truth found in Psalm 13:7-10, which says, “Whither shall I go from thy spirit? Or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there; if I make my bed in hell, behold thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.” 

You need to know this truth, the minute you accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit began to dwell on the throne of your heart. Jesus said in John 14:23, “If a man loves me, he will keep my words; and my Father will love him AND WE WILL COME UNTO him AND MAKE OUR ABODE WITH him.” 

It breaks the Father’s heart when His children ask God “Where are you in the midst of my troubles?” The Spirit of the Lord says to you, “I told you that I will never leave you nor forsake you, even unto the ends of the earth,” Deuteronomy 3:16 and Hebrews 13:5.

God does not have to come to you when you are in trouble, for the Word of God says that “He shall call upon me, and I will answer him; I WILL BE WITH HIM IN TROUBLE (not, I will come to him in trouble, but I WILL BE WITH HIM IN TROUBLE); I will deliver him and honor him” (Psalm 91:15).  

The way the world, your flesh, and the devil prolong the answer from God for your life is to get you to try to figure out HOW God is going to show up in the situation. I want to give you a powerful weapon for when the enemy questions how or when God will show up, what God will do, and who or what He will use to answer your prayers. 

When the enemy begins to question the how, what, when, and where of God’s presence in your situation, the most powerful tool you can use against the torment is by saying this, “I DON’T KNOW.”  

Religion will try to make you feel bad when you say “I DON’T KNOW,” because when you say it, it leaves the opportunity for God to show up how He sees fit. The Word of God says, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of the strongholds. Casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:4-5). 

If you want God to reveal Himself and His plans for you in your situation, and end the questioning of the what, when, how, or who, then grab the weapon of “I DON’T KNOW.” This releases God to show up in your situation when He wants and how He wants. 

For it is written, “And it came to pass that while they communed together and reasoned, JESUS, HIMSELF, drew near and went with them, But their eyes were holden that they should not know him. And he said unto them What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another as ye walk and are sad?” (Luke 24:15-17). 

Most of the time, when God shows up in your situation, it will never be how you thought it would. Grab the weapon of “I DON’T KNOW” by saying, “God, I DON’T KNOW how You are going to show up in this situation, but I trust You” and watch God show up and show out. 

Be Blessed
Erick Young