Psalm 32:8-9: I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle or they will not come to you.
Imagine, you are at the bottom of a massive mountain and your objective is to get to the top. You have no idea which direction to start, no idea which path to take but you have to make it to the summit. Luckily, there is a mountain guide that knows exactly what you need to do. This guide has the knowledge and guidance you need in order to keep your path straight and moving forward. However, instead of letting the guide lead you, you chose your own way. Do you ever struggle with leaning on your own understanding and not allowing God, your guide, to make your path straight?
“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
Trust. It can be a very difficult thing to develop, but this is exactly what The Lord is asking of us. The Lord wants you to trust in Him with all your heart, He doesn’t want sixty percent, not ninety, but all of your heart. Trusting in our Father’s guidance is the key to unlocking the door of your future. Saying you trust Him, only to turn around and make your own path is being double-minded. Only having a GPS in your vehicle doesn’t get you to your destination, but it takes you trusting in that guidance and acting on it. Just as, saying you trust in God but not following his guidance won’t get you to where you’re going.
When we put God first and listen to the way He is telling us to go, everything falls into place. It might not happen the way you want it to, or when you want it to, but your path will fall into place. Do you want a clear path for your future this 2018? Remember the three-step process we learned above in Proverbs 32:
1) Trust in the Lord with all your heart
2) Lean not on your own understanding
3) Submit to God
Write it on your heart wherever your path takes you.