The reality is that no matter how much you know, how much you have prepared, how many books or blogs you read on leading your children, at some point you are going to be asked a question or confronted with a situation for which you are not prepared. We get rattled when that happens for at least a couple of reasons. First, as outlined above we are trying to avoid people finding out we are inadequate. That is a symptom of measuring our worth by what we know or do, not by our standing in Christ. Second, and this is probably related to the first, we think that a teacher has to have all of the answers. That is just wrong. Not just wrong, impossible.
All of us are on a journey. That journey is one of continual learning of the riches we have been given in Christ. We learn by getting to know Him better. We learn by sharing that experience in community with our families and our friends. Questions, for which we have no good answers, are gifts, invitations to admit we need our Lord and others on this journey. The answer to those questions always begins with something like, “You know what, I do not know, let’s look at the Bible together and see if we can figure it out.”