“While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” (2 Cor. 4:18 KJV)

The story of the bumble bee is one that fascinates me. The bumble bee is believed by observers to be incapable of flying. But curiously, the bumble bee doesn’t know that— and has been flying unhindered by any external force.

I came across this descriptive and instructive poem by A.S. Waldrop entitled, The Bumble Bee Cannot Fly. The poem reads, “According to laws of aerodynamics the bumble bee cannot fly; Its body is too heavy for its wings and that’s the simple reason why. But the bumble bee doesn’t know this fact, and so it flies anyway for all to see. Remember this when you’re losing faith or hope— God’s proof that the impossible can be.”

What caught my attention most and provoked deep thought within me in this poem is the line that says, “… But the bumble bee doesn’t know this fact, and so it flies anyway for all to see.” Often times, we’re limited by what we know more than what we don’t know. Hence, the need to sensitize knowledge.

The bumblebee did not deny the fact but intelligently ignored that body of knowledge— thereby defying the fact. This reminds me of our father Abraham who through spiritual intelligence ignored some biological facts that opened his destiny as the father of many nations. “And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara’s womb.” (Rom. 4:19)

There are two types of pseudo knowledge that we need to be aware of to be intelligent in ignoring them when they appear to you as facts.

1. Myths

A myth is usually unfounded, imaginary or unverifiable in existence. In other words, it’s a false notion. For example, risk is a myth that has been established by some body of false knowledge. But most times, what we call risk is triggered by fear. And this fear is created by the images that exist only in the mind. You hear some people say, “I don’t have enough or I’m not enough” because of their faulty risk assessment criteria.

It takes spiritual intelligence to demystify myths and mysteries—which in turn enhances your risk measurement parameters by the engagement of the spirit of faith.

2. Assumptions

Oftentimes, some facts are assumed to be true based on some unverifiable and sometimes, verifiable or reoccurring bases. Most times, some of the bases are unrelated— but we are under the illusion that they are related. Hence, the assumption of risk or incapacity. For example, the assumption that bumblebees cannot fly based on the law of aerodynamics is somewhat unrelated. Bees do not fly like airplanes— they simply fly in a completely different way. It may look as if they cannot fly— due to low speeds, and high amount of drag when they flap their wings, but they fly in a completely different way.

Assumptions must be subjected to thorough scrutiny with the lens of faith based on the truth of Scriptures. You may not look like it based on the world’s assumptive mirror — but the mirror of God’s Word will reflect the real you.

Therefore, it becomes important that you discover the real you through the mirror of God’s Word. When you have not discovered your real self, you may be tempted to compare yourself with a look alike. Or others may attempt to sell the pseudo you to you. Don’t buy it— Buy only the truth and sell it not!

In conclusion, it is only by being spiritually intelligent that you can ignore myths and assumptions— that are antithetical to your glorious destiny. Howbeit, it’s important to note that spiritual intelligence is gained on the altar of meditation by the mingling and intercourse of the Spirit and the Word.

And as you engage on this altar of meditation, you mirror your real you, make-up or capabilities— and in turn, faith is developed for your flight like the bumble bee.

I see you surprising your world as you defy the facts and odds that have hitherto hindered your flight. A new day is here!

To intelligent ignorance,



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