Lean Not

Proverbs 3:5, 6—Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall directyour paths.

      I understand things much differently than the way God does. It’s not even close. And, you know what? My understanding is usually way off, too. God is always dead on the mark. It’s safe to say that He knows best. When we—and we do it often—lean on our understanding, we pretty much make a mess every time. That’s the curse of being humans; we think we know it all. Unfortunately, this line of thinking will get us into trouble.

      I know trusting that someone other than you knows better than you is a hard thing, but, in this case, it’s a necessary thing. We must allow God to direct us. It’s time to let go of the reins and trust Him to guide us. God doesn’t make wrong turns. He doesn’t need a GPS. Why would He? He drew the map.

      Have we made the way more complicated by jerking the steering wheel to the right or left? You’d better believe it. Have we, as the old saying goes, gone around our elbows to get to our backsides? Uh, yeah. Let’s face it. We are directionally challenged; hence our need for a travel guide. It is said that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. That’s why God’s roadmap to life never veers. It’s as straight as an arrow.

      He doesn’t want us navigating through unknown territory. If we’ll trust Him to lead the way, we’ll never get lost. Think of it this way: it’s nearly impossible to make your way through a forest, especially when you’ve never been there before. God has gone before us and cut a path. He has made a safe passage for us already.

      If we learn to trust, even everyday screw-ups like you and I can follow the straight and narrow path to glory.

Prayer for Today:

Jesus,

      I don’t know the way. I admit it. I have gotten lost more times than I can count. I thank You that You have a plan and a path for me. Help me to trust You to lead the way. I believe that You will never steer me wrong. I thank You that You know better than I do. Help me to listen to You instead of myself.

Amen

Daily Objective:

Make an effort to get into God’s Word, which will allow you to access His understanding.

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