Pseudo omniscience; could it be that we were not made to know everything?
There is a pseudo omniscience power at our disposal which comes with a great price and makes we wonder if we were ever meant to have this power or to use it the way we do?
With everything going on around us, sicknesses, hunger, pestilence, rape, murder, corruption and pandemic definitely, anxiety and apprehension are also on the rise.
I thought it will be a good time to ask ourselves if we were ever made to know everything in the first place?
I suppose God didn’t make us omniscience or make teleportation possible to us like the angels because of some reasons. And maybe it is because there is a limit to what our soul and heart can handle.
OUR PSEUDO OMNISCIENCE POWER
But the presence of the internet is giving us a pseudo sense of omniscience and sometimes a false omnipresence too. We pride ourselves on the ability to know what is going on everywhere right in the comfort of our rooms.
Now, the sad thing is that our pseudo omniscience power only fetches us the bad news. We don’t get to see the miracles of healing, deliverance, protection and provision taking place at every place. So, it seems our pseudo power is not balanced.
The dawn of the technology age brought a bigger burden to bear which is the burden of information. There is so much information at our fingertips that we simply lose our sanity and peace of mind in a battle that is so far away.
Saying technology is all evil will be an unrighteous statement but the question is, how much should we use it?
There is a barrage of evil tidings everywhere, especially in this year 2020. We seem to get a ringside seat to watch as the sad news unfolds by the minute, just a click away and we are watching and most times experiencing the heartache happening on the other side of the planet. We even get to see it in ultra-high definition.
HOW MUCH KNOWLEDGE CAN OUR HEARTS TAKE?
The human heart, whether sanctified or not, can only take as many bad tidings.
So, what if we were made to only know the things around us; things happening in our community, to family and friends,?
Now, don’t get me wrong, staying informed has it’s charms and blessings, I’m not going to argue or dispute that, but it seems the pseudo omniscience is doing us a lot of harm.
Our heart wasn’t made to carry it all. That is why it breaks and beats so fast a lot of times.
We forget that only God can take all these things in and still remain as loving, faithful and righteous as He ever is. That is why He alone is omniscience and omnipresent.
THE PRICE OF FALSE OMNISCIENCE
How easy is it to consume all the information around? Very easy. But the price we have to pay for it is steep.
We lose our ability to give thanks to God for the simple and little blessings we receive each day.
Because our pseudo omniscience power makes the blessings we receive daily pale in comparison with the daunting problems in the world.
The relatively simple access to news has made it such that we consume a lot of evil tidings without even realising it. We lose sleep, peace of mind, joy, assurance and sometimes faith because we are freely using a power that should be used with restraints.
Depression, anxiety and apprehension are on the rise every day. We are getting scared and more worried as we see the prophecies of the entire being fulfilled. These things must happen if our Lord will come, but do we have to bear the burden of the whole world on our human shoulders?
ENOUGH FOR EACH DAY(PLACE) IS THE EVIL THEREOF
Enough for each day is the evil thereof. The Bible encourages us not to go and borrow the sadness of tomorrow today. And I think we should apply it to location too.
The sorrow and the heartache around us in our nation and locality are immense and overwhelming as it is, why then should we believe pseudo omniscience and go to other nations far beyond us to borrow from their own sorrow and add to ours?
You might say, “but knowing what is going on helps us to pray for the world”. I don’t know about you, but knowing too much even disturbs me from praying. Sometimes I get so overwhelmed with fright and such sadness that praying is even difficult.
WAY FORWARD IN THE PRESENCE OF A PSEUDO OMNISCIENCE
So, what do we do? Do we shield ourselves from every news? Turn a deaf ear to the plight of others? Never use the phone or the internet? All these will us more harm as well.
So, what do we do about our pseudo omniscience? I think the answer is to use it sparingly. Unplugging from the world for a few days in a month won’t kill us. After all, I am not the one running the world, therefore taking one day off in a week won’t make the world collapse.
Unplugging will give us room to reflect, to pray without fear, to be thankful without complaining, to appreciate the beauty of nature while we are still here and it will definitely save us the money that we use to replenish our pseudo omniscience power.
Our God is more than able to take care of the millions of His children everywhere. Our prayer is needed, but how can we pray if we overwhelm ourselves with the burden that was never ours to bear?