SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. – Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)
When it comes to life decisions, we all want to make sure we’re on the right track. Whether it’s to make sure your marriage is to the right person or the college of your choice was the best decision, making choices and decisions is an important part of our lives.
However, as important as it is to “make good choices” our first and most important choice should always be to trust God with every step, knowing that HE is the One who will lead us right where we need to be. The reason why this is so important is because we can try our best to do all of the right things and make the best choices, but if what we’re doing isn’t centered on trusting and submitting to God, we will only be disappointed in the end.
Have you ever set out to do something and after you started, things took a completely different turn? Maybe you majored in something in college, but never found work in that field or you invested a lot of money in a project only to never see the results.
In one way or another, we have all experienced this: thinking we have a pretty good idea of what we’re getting into and why we’re doing it, only to be humbly reminded that despite our best attempts, mistakes and failures are bound to happen. But the good news is this: God is gracious enough to still provide a way for us in spite of our imperfections. Even in those moments when we lean on our own understanding, trying to make our way through our careers, our relationships, and our emotions on our own, He still provided The Way through Jesus Christ! And because of this unmerited favor He poured out on us, we can trust and submit to Him on every step of this path called life, knowing that He will lead us right where we need to be.
Biblical Context + Further Reading: Proverbs 3:1-10
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