Assumptions Go Awry

We’ve got this lovely coffee table, scratched and dinged up enough to tell a few stories from years before we moved in.

Wooden coffee table

How old is it? We have no idea! It was in the house when we bought it, and it still sits now where it sat then. 

I know exactly where it is.

Until I walk through the room in the dark, and my shin calls me all sorts of names for assuming things.

And that’s the way of life! We make assumptions in the dark, not fully aware of the workings of situations or people, until either the light comes on or we make a painful mess.

There is Someone who can help us with that tendency if we’re willing to ask.

If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.

James 1:5 NLT

If we’ll just take a minute to listen, he’ll shine a light on the subject! We’ll see things that weren’t so obvious before. Things that negate our assumptions.

Take it from me. Avoid bruised shins and wounded hearts, and turn on the Light!!

Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.”

John 8:12

This post was a response to Kate’s Five Minute Friday prompt, “Assume.” Want to see how others responded? Join in here!

14 thoughts on “Assumptions Go Awry”

  1. Lauri, first, it’s so good to “see” you. Your analogies and words always hit straight to the heart. Assumptions and shin lessons have taught me for sure! Thank you for sharing! God bless you my friend.💕

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  2. I know where furniture stands,
    to avoid’s like falling off a log,
    but I fall down and skin my hands
    when I trip over a dog
    (or a wolf, as it may be)
    in an unaccustomed place,
    asleep or engrossed in TV
    who then turns with surprised face
    to ask why I am on my knees
    right within their sniffing-zone,
    but while there, might I please
    fetch another rawhide bone,
    and for my courtesy be given
    the previous, with slobber-ribbon.

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  3. “We make assumptions in the dark…………..” We sure do!! I loved your post. Simple but very profound. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from FMF #2 this week.

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