Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and turn away from evil."
This is a foundational verse in my life. It is a verse I try to apply daily. There is great wisdom and instruction here.
We are to trust God and acknowledging Him in all our ways first, rather than leaning on our own understanding and deciding which actions to take. If we do, we are promised guidance and straight paths in life. When we choose otherwise, we are substituting human reasoning for divine counseling! It requires waiting on God til we hear clear direction. While praying, ideas will come to our mind, but many times it is our emotions, and not the Holy Spirit. When we allow human reasoning to take over, we are trying to achieve a supernatural life of peace in a natural way. It will not happen.
May I encourage you today to acknowledge God first in every small and big decision of life, (it says in ALL your ways) so He can begin to make your paths straight? It will require self control and patience, but the results will be divine counsel verses human reasoning, which produces a supernatural life abiding in His divinity.
In His love.
While hiking Buffalo Mountain I found not only a great place to wait on His counseling, but a tree with an invitation of hospitality I could not resist. 😊