THE EXPERTS. THE DATA. THE REALITY AND THE SUPERNATURAL.
~ Michael Chidubem ~
Believe it or not, there are people who have ‘paid their dues’ in various fields and disciplines and have emerged as THE EXPERTS in that field because they have the best knowledge, experience, know the processes as well as the intricacies of their profession, business, job, art, etc. That is why their words, projections and opinion is seen and upheld as the ‘Gold standard’.
Usually, the knowledge of an expert is rooted in DATA, SCIENCE and EXPERIENCE. Unlike people without knowledge, experience and expertise in their profession, experts hardly make any projection based solely on feelings. They source, collate, evaluate, analyze and interpret data so that they can offer what they believe is the best judgement in that field.
Experts with good data would most likely provide the right ‘picture of THE REALITY on ground’. For instance, an experienced Doctor could look at the data and facts based on analysis and experience and say that a patient has only a few months to live. An experienced lawyer could evaluate the evidence against someone and say that the accused do not stand a chance in court. A soccer analyst could look at the scores, time left and the team spirit and say that the game is over even before the final whistle. A pilot with years of experience could look at the terrible weather and the damaged engines and say that the passengers should brace up for a crash. The list goes on and on.
In all of these, there is also something that many people tend to forget and overlook. It is called THE SUPERNATURAL. This is where there is an intervention by the Creator of the expert. The One who can override any data. The One who controls the affairs of life as well as the experts. The Master of the Universe. The Alpha and The Omega. The One who speaks and it is done. He opens a door and no man can close it. He is the Way Maker. Miracle Worker. Promise Keeper. Light in the darkness. He is ELOHIM! The King of kings and Lord of lords. Mighty God. He can easily override any expert, data or experience of men.
That is why Lamentations 3:37 says “Who can speak and have it happen if the Lord has not decreed it”. Proverbs 19:21 also says “There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless, the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand”.
We love the experts, the data and their experience. They have been useful and helpful in solving problems over and over. But, when their projections are at odd with God’s will for us, we would not hesitate to love, trust and believe God, the controller of the supernatural because His thoughts/plans towards us are good. He wants to give us a future and expected end (Jeremiah 29:11). He wants us to prosper and be in perfect health (3 John 1:2). He has planned a long and fruitful life for us. Psalm 91:16 says “With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation”.
Finally, Psalm 33:9-11 says “For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast. The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect. The counsel of the Lord stands forever, The plans of His heart to all generations”.
Whose report would you believe?