Know in Part

1 Corinthians 13:9,10, 12 – “For we know in part and we prophesy in part, when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.”

We sit with our planners, planning for our future, our kids futures, mapping out our days, eight to five. We attempt to fit it all in, filling all the available time slots. We envision the future and plan accordingly. But the truth is we only know in part.

This reality has somewhat shaped my thinking and allowed me to resist the urge to know it all, and simply rest in the One who knows it all.

When we face heavy and weighty decisions, we often jot down our pros and cons lists and follow in every attempt to make the right decisions. Naturally so! But too often we respond with a ‘knee-jerk’ reaction to our situations. And our decisions are based on circumstances, not scripture. Our indecision drives us to make rushed decisions that ultimately lead to rushed realities.

What if we took a second to rest in the season we’re in and realise that we – only know in part.

May we be a people who forever lean on scripture for direction and allow the peace of God to rule our hearts and lead us in indecision and insecurity.

When in doubt, let us take a deep breathe and hold on to that which is true. Jesus is our only true and right and real thing. All else falls by the wayside. We need to fall into Gods Word.

No, the Bible doesn’t show us the exact steps to take when uncertainty taints our lives but it does point us in the right direction. Gods Word changes our hearts, which changes our lives and therefore, our decision making methods. So then, yes – Gods Word does make room for indecision, life altering situations and challenging circumstances. Gods Word shapes our hearts; the centre from which everything flows.

What decisions are you making today?

How can Gods Word help you navigate these decisions?

Ponder on these scriptures, journal them and allow Gods Word to transform your thinking and your decision making methods.

Proverbs 4:23 – “So above all, guard the affections of your heart, for they affect all that you are. Pay attention to the welfare of your innermost being, for from there flows the wellspring of life.”

Isaiah 30:21 – “And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.”

2 Thessalonians 3:16 – “Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.”

1 Corinthians 14:33 – “For God is not a God of confusion but of peace.”

Romans 12:2 – “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”

2 thoughts on “Know in Part

  1. Thanks hon – just today my quiet time scripture was James 4:13-17 – an encouragement to always commit our ways/plans to the Lord because we don’t know what the future holds.

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