I can still remember till today exactly how it felt. When I was 16years old, I woke up one morning and just had this knowing that I know everything.
I felt grown up, wise and able to decide for myself in all matters and whatever anyone else said or thought did not seem as good to me as what I thought.
Then I got to 20 years old and I realised the flaws in the things I esteemed and thought wise previously and I just couldn’t believe how unwise a lot of it was.
One of the worst things to trust in unequivocally is our own minds and ways of thinking. At any one time, our best thoughts are still only factors of our personal knowledge within the framework of the information, experiences and consciousness available to us at that time. Our wisdom is never complete. This is why self – belief has its limits but ‘God belief’ makes us open to infinite possibilities. God is all knowing, all powerful, all gracious and merciful, all loving and kind. His wisdom is far higher than ours. He has a 360 degrees birds eye view of everything and more experience than any living thing.
At the very least we must be conscious enough to always maintain a questioning and a teachable mind and to rely on the all knowing God to lead us. Not only lead us but to point out and correct our flaws and shortcomings, our blind side which we just can’t see and to heal our hearts. There is a side of us which is ruled by feelings and emotions and records of past failures, hurts
or even successes which causes a bias to form in our hearts thus making our self belief and the accuracy of our thinking subjective at best. There is however one who is perfect and when we submit out minds and hearts to Him, he leads us in the paths of righteousness with precision even in things we have not yet understood or come to terms with. He works it all together for our good.
“Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the Lord pondereth the hearts.”
Proverbs 21:2 KJV