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Do you ever feel helpless or embarrassed to admit to someone that you don’t know the answer to a question or how to do something? It takes real strength, intelligence and humility to just say, “I don’t know.”

One of my favorite words as an employer is to hear an employee say, “I don’t know.” The reason for this is that there are some people who always have an answer for everything. You know the type, that self-proclaimed know-it-all. People like that can be detrimental to the health of an organization.

No one knows it all – except our all-knowing God.

As a pastor, people come up to me and ask theological questions and when I do not know, I do not hesitate to say, “I don’t know.” Sometimes it can be embarrassing, but most the time it shows people that I’m human and I certainly don’t know everything. I’m going to guess that maybe you don’t either?

Humility: one who is genuinely humble, does not consider themselves first, is someone who is flexible, open to correction, open to learning and growth.

Pride gets in the way of growth because it is stiff and resistant. It will not allow us to let people know that we do now know something. It is also a roadblock between us and God.

Are we clinging tightly to our pride, struggling to trust that God wants to honor our humbled heart?

Today, please choose humility over pride. It’s not all about us, it’s about God, He is center stage, and He’s trying to do a work in and around us. Are we working with Him or are we blocking Him?

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