A few years ago, as I was looking to purchase a cellular phone, a salesperson allowed me to take one of the phones home for a week to try it out. Attempting to be a good consumer, I quickly studied the brochures to learn about the features as well as the coverage and service the company offered. I became an expert in wireless communication—at least in my own mind.
Later that week I met a gentleman who obviously needed my technical expertise based on his use of a far inferior phone. As I presented this cellular-deficient man the scoop on wireless services and phone options, he tried to interrupt me. Not to be deterred, I continued my informative presentation—I was certain the company would have hired me on the spot as their spokesperson had they heard my spiel.
Moments later, I asked the man what he did for a living. I was shocked when he said, “I just retired from the company that built your phone. I helped design your phone and the services you tried to tell me about.”
An embarrassing moment for sure.
But don’t we do the exact same thing with God? He designed us and He knows how we work. Yet how often do we assume we know best and don’t even need His input? When we try to run our own lives and seek no guidance from God, we are as foolish as I was with my cell phone.
May God give us the strength to admit our foolishness and humbly learn that He always knows what’s best. After all, He made us.