The Power of “I Don’t Know.”

Here we are, in Atlanta, GA, for a 3-week missionary training. We are done with Week 1 and have started Week 2 today. At first, I couldn’t imagine what we’d talk about for 3 whole weeks but now I understand that perhaps 3 weeks may not be enough. I’m learning invaluable lessons not only about being a missionary but also about being a person of God. 

One of the many things that struck me during the first week is the power the confession “I don’t know” have before God and people. It was not only humbling but also freeing to hear that it’s okay to admit “I don’t know.” In fact, we tap into the omniscience and the omnipotence of God when we are able to admit that we simply don’t know. 

So, I don’t know what my family will go through when we move to Cambodia and I don’t know if we’ll be able to carry on the ministries there to glorify God. But what I do know is that I will seek God whenever I don’t have answers and depend on the wisdom of the friends I will meet in Cambodia. 

In this sense, I will not be afraid but look forward to the moments when I will confess, “I-don’t-know.”

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