“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Proverbs 3: 5-6
Sometimes I think that I know what’s best for me. That I have everything figured out, and no one else could possibly have a better plan when it comes to my life. Sometimes things work out for a little while – sometimes even for a long while – but eventually, without fail, my plans end up falling short. I always seem to forget that there is someone who is far better at making plans than I am, and what’s more, his plans always work out for my benefit, even if it’s hard to see how exactly at the time.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” It can be difficult to abandon our plans in order to pursue God’s, but when we choose to listen and stop relying exclusively on our own knowledge, our lives will improve drastically. “In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” When we choose to rely on him, we are setting ourselves up to succeed – God’s way. With him at the helm, directing our footsteps and our paths, we can’t fail. Even when we face trials we can be sure that he will lead us through them, and that eventually they will work together for our good.
What about you? Is there something in your life that you need to surrender full control of to God? It might seem scary at first, but don’t be afraid to let go! God’s plans and purposes are so much better than anything we could ever imagine for ourselves.