PROPERLY REVEALING MY “DON'T KNOW” LIST
I awoke early one morning frustrated at not having clarity on the direction for my personal ministry. While still lying in bed, I remember declaring that I would immediately get up and write down two lists. The first list would be the things which I knew i.e. my “do know” list. Secondly, I would do a list comprising the things which I do not know i.e., my “don't know” list.
Immediately in my spirit, I heard the Holy Spirit say, “I'm really interested in seeing your ‘don't know' list.” I was terribly embarrassed! I knew in an instant that it is impossible to write down a “don't know” list.
Oh we might speculate on what we don't know, but the truth is, we do not know our "don't know" list. I felt a tremendous sigh of relief and rest as I pondered the implications of what just had happened. My first burst of joy came as I realized that I could let go of all stress related to not knowing! Why? Because God does not hold me responsible for that I don't know. I am only accountable to God for that which I know.
I have spent much of my valuable time and energy on my “don't knows”. Questions to God as to what's happening, when are things (what things?) going to happen and why is this or that happening? When, when, when? Why, why, why? Where, where, where?
The Holy Spirit began to immediately remind me that the finger of God (Holy Spirit) had already written Himself upon my heart. This is the essence of our new birth. The word of God was taken from Moses' tablets and written upon our hearts of flesh through faith in the work of the cross. God gives to every man a measure of faith. Faith is God's word of instruction for each of us. All that we need to know for the present and future has already been written in our hearts.
I knew that I immediately needed to take inventory of my heart and find out what it is that I do know and begin to activate it. Once my “do know” list is activated, I immediately qualify for new revelation, which is in effect my current “don't know” list. Did you get that? The Spiritual principle is, “For whosoever hath (activated his ‘do know' list), to him shall be given (his ‘don't know' list), and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not (activated his ‘do know' list), from him shall be taken away even that he hath.” (Matt 13:12, KJV)
With respect to when is my “do know” list, it can be said that it is always NOW! Let me explain! We are commanded to lay hold of eternal life. Eternal is defined as having no beginning or end. By definition, eternal has nothing at all to do with time. Eternal life is simply the life of God, which always has been, is and always will be! In other words, by definition eternal life is always life NOW. That is why Hebrews 11:1 says that faith is NOW…always present tense.
What's causing your heart to beat NOW? This is God speaking to you! Activate this NOW “do know” heartbeat and began revealing your “don't know” list! Stop trying to operate from your “don't know” list!
May the faith rest of God consume you NOW! (Hebrews 3 & 4)