Trust God from the bottom of your heart;
don't try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God's voice in everything you do,
everywhere you go;
He's the one who will keep you on track.
Proverbs 3:5 The Message Bible
You probably recognize this verse. You have probably repeated it many times if you have memorized any Bible verses. The last part is more familiar as "In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct you paths" (NKJ).
When these words came to my mind this week, I was wanting to reflect on depending on God to direct my paths or keep me on the track that He knew was best for me and as I was recalling the entire passage, I thought again of the other steps that are required in wanting God's guidance.
First, I need to trust Him! REALLY trust Him! Next, I need to not try to figure everything in my own understanding. I too often only have part of the information needed to make correct choices. Even if I pray, I still might tend to think I know how God should answer something.
If I want His guidance then I also need to trust how He thinks things should go down! OHHHHH that can be hard! And, do I then "listen" for His voice? Perhaps I try to get up and go on my own way. What I so enjoy about having verses like this memorized is that I can then stop and take a deep breath and put my life back in His hands.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
The photo was taken by me at a friends ranch