Questions are imperative in human life. It is the questions of the human mind that instigates him towards the meaning and the purpose of life and defines the why behind its twists and turns. Questions are either raised by an individual or in reference to an individual. Behind every question, there is a Questioner! Ravi Zacharias in his recent book “THE LOGIC OF GOD” says, “The convergence of intellectual and existential struggles drives a person to a brutal honesty in the questions he or she has.”
One among the biggest questions of human life – “WHO KNOWS ME THE BEST?” Like every other question of human life, this question is always in reference to a human struggle. Because we question only when life’s millstone burdens us. As a matter of fact, since my childhood, I have been frequently juggled and altered by this question – WHO KNOWS ME THE BEST?
When I was a kid, I complained – “No one understands my choices.”
When I was a teen boy, I was hurt – “Why should I be like him? I am who I am!”
When I was in the twenties, I argued – “Why should I do that? It’s my life-my choice.”
When I turned thirty, I find myself – “Being misunderstood and misinterpreted.”
Towards the end half of 2018, there were some family issues and when I had to raise my voice to sort-out the misunderstanding between my family members, I was misunderstood being partial. In the meanwhile, I find one of my best friends going wrong in quite a handful of matters, as I attempt to correct my friend, again I was misunderstood being unfriendly, arrogant and bossy. Being too sensitive to relationships, being misunderstood and alone in four walls created havoc on my mind. The only question that distorted the peace of my mind is – “WHO KNOWS ME THE BEST?”. Why no one takes time to understand me or questions me – why do you think so? All that everyone thinks – BLAME HIM!
Often in professional life, we are asked to keep the personal worries outside the office door but that’s someway too difficult. One individual life with two parts – the Personal and the Professional has enough possibility to tilt.
Each individual’s existence is caused and causes “Relationships”. Relationships is not the presence of one individual rather it exists between two individuals completely different from one another decide to come together and form a relationship irrespective of their differences. The presence of differences in the possibility of confusion and misunderstanding. But these misunderstanding is NOT MEANT to the breaking of relationship rather IT IS TO educate and enhance the relationship.
BEING MISUNDERSTOOD and QUESTIONED BY SELF –
“WHO KNOWS ME THE BEST?”, IS APPARENT!
DO I KNOW MYSELF? – How about that!
Flipping the pages of history, wise King Solomon was garlanded with WISDOM, POWER, WEALTH & GLORY. Materially speaking there is nothing that he lacks in his life. But at the end of his life’s journey, he concludes: “I put my hands into all that my mind found good. I acquired everything I desired. I applied myself to the understanding of wisdom, and also madness and folly, but I learned that this, too, is chasing after the wind. Everything is meaningless”. The question remains – WHO KNOWS ME THE BEST?
In my imaginative visit to the potter’s house, I saw the potter’s house is filled with varieties of clay pots.
I: Who designed all these clay pots?
I: Where did you got the pictures to design these pots?
Potter: Their pictures were in my mind and I designed them accordingly.
I: Why each of them is entirely of different shapes and size.
Potter: Because each of them is made for a different purpose.
I: Can this small flower vase be used to store water?
Potter: No, it cannot be. It is meant to give home to the flower plant.
I: Can your vessel explain why it is made?
Potter: Nope. Does it know how long it will exist? Where it will be tomorrow?
Potter: But I know where it will be tomorrow and How it will be used and What will be its worth.
The Bible says, “You are like the clay in the potter’s hands, and I am the potter.” – this is the message of the Lord.
WHO KNOWS ME THE BEST? – The Potter has the answer.
How about asking HIM?