What is the greatest problem we have? That’s easy—the identification of our greatest problem. If we knew what our problem really was, we could be on the path toward its solution. But when we don’t know, and we don’t know that we don’t know, but what we think is the problem isn’t really the problem, we can forever look for help but be unable to find it.
Jesus didn’t condemn blindness. He healed it. What he condemned in the highly respected religious leaders of his day was their inability to recognize their blindness. They held a position of leadership, so they not only would fall into the ditch, but the blind people they led would also fall (Matthew 15:14).
Jesus said the Holy Spirit was sent to guide us into all truth (John 16:13). This might explain why the apostle Paul says it’s important to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17). Perhaps then, I can be smart enough to sacrifice my self-serving desires and follow the Lord, confident that “all things will work for good” (Romans 8:28).
What more can we do to discover what we don’t know that we don’t know that we don’t know?

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