Is less better?

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Have you ever been in a situation where you have an exam for example, and just before you start studying for it, you go through a past question paper, and you rely on your common sense and intuition and even though you don’t do excellently well, you do well enough. Then you study for the exam, come back to the same past question paper and then it just seems more difficult?

I’m not sure if I passed it across properly but what I’m trying to say is that because you have become knowledgeable in that topic, you rely more on what you’ve read than on your intuition. I think it becomes more difficult because you are being careful and trying to remember what you’ve read.

Can we relate this to faith? Is it easier to have faith when we know less? A similar question came up during a recent Bible group study. For example, is it easier to trust God more when you are not qualified for a job that you applied for than when all your qualifications are intact?

Your comments and thoughts are most welcome.

Food for thought:

If the answer is YES, then what is the place of preparation and planning? Or how far should we plan? Even still, is it possible to be qualified and still trust God completely?

Life nugget:

Proverbs 3:5 “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”

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4 thoughts on “Is less better?

  1. Dr Olaide Owokade says:

    We MUSTput our trust in God at ALL times. Even with the best of qualification, knowledge, preparation, etc., something minute can render all useless but when God is in control all the virtues become more prominent and of course, success is assured… Dr Owokade

  2. apollorose says:

    Was David “qualified” to take on Goliath? :)

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