“Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your heart’s desires.”
The world is full of people, myself included, who like to be able to say, “I do”. Those words may come out of us when someone asks, “Who knows (fill in the blank?”, or “Who knows how?”, or “Who has experience with…?”, etc. We like to be the people who can step forward and get the assignment, be recognized, be rewarded, etc. But how many times do we run into those who freely and honestly will say, “I don’t (fill in the blank). I think of the times that I personally would have done better for a company or others if I’d only said, “I don’t know”, “I don’t have that experience”, or “I don’t think I’m the best for this”. When we are looking for the next best leaders or coworkers finding those who are willing to say, “I don’t” could be very advantageous in the long run.
While interviewing author and businessman Terry Looper for the Faith Driven Entrepreneur podcast, Terry talked about the importance of figuring out who God is to each of us and he said part of that is recognizing what God can do and what we can’t. He spoke of of listing out the things that God does, but “I don’t”. That list is long if we take the time to think about it. God sees the future, “I don’t”. God knows best, “I don’t”. God loves all around us, “I don’t” that is for sure. What is it today that we might be holding onto and thinking we know best but instead we should be saying, “I don’t”.
Psalm 37:4 (New Living Translation)