Pro 3:5-7 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. (6) In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. (7) Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil.
Many times when it appears to us that the Lord is not acting, that He is not leading and directing us, we fail to understand that the “short circuit” in this matter is US, and not Him.
- Trust in the Lord with all your heart
- Do not lean on your own understanding
- In all your ways acknowledge Him
…and THEN He will make your paths straight. But when we are wise in our own eyes, inevitably we are going to go down the wrong path to evil.
Its is an amazingly easy thing to forget. To start trusting in ourselves, leaning on our own understanding of things, living our daily lives as if the Lord were irrelevant (failing to acknowledge Him). When we do this, we cannot expect that He will lead us in the good and right way. It seems that the Lord just backs off of us and says “Ok, you want to do this your way instead of trusting in Me and acknowledging Me in every step you take? Go for it and let’s see how long it takes you to wake up.”
We are surrounded by substitutes for Christ. Books, seminars, programs – all telling us “this is the way. Come this way. This is the solution to your troubles.” But these things are cheats and deceivers. Embrace them and you will not be trusting in and acknowledging Christ in all your ways. And you will not experience Him directing and leading you.
TRUST Him! Acknowledge the Lord in everything you do, in every way you go as you travel through this fallen world. His promise is that those who walk by faith and not by sight will be led in the narrow way that ends in life.