Focus on What You Know

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


What was it with Trish’s boss? He was distant, abrupt, even rude. “Is it my fault?” Trish wondered. “Something I’ve done?” Unable to ask her boss, Trish talked to herself. “When there’s something you don’t know,” she said, “Focus on what you DO know.”

Trish knew her job. She continued to meet deadlines, find solutions, and smooth her boss’s way. The tension passed, and Trish never learned what was wrong. She did, however, learn again how to deal with the unknown.

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. When there’s something you can’t know, go back to what you do know. The Psalms say, “The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear?” As Christians, we do know not to fear . . . in the high calling of our daily work.

The LORD is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1)