SAY WHAT? In every area of your life, focus on God and leave it to Him. He has your back.
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. Don’t assume that you know it all. Run to GOD! Run from evil! Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life! Honor GOD with everything you own; give him the first and the best. Your barns will burst, your wine vats will brim over. But don’t, dear friend, resent GOD ’s discipline; don’t sulk under his loving correction. It’s the child he loves that GOD corrects; a father’s delight is behind all this. (Proverbs 3:5-12 MSG)
Today, there are so many paths to choose. Some people chose the path of college, others go to the Army (armed forces). Some go to a professional school to learn a trade, while others stay home and work (or not…you know who they are). Whatever the case, these are all paths that, right or wrong, people have chosen to walk. And like all paths, they sometimes make unexpected twists and turns along the way.
Here, Solomon is teaching that as children of God, we must acknowledge Him. This means we must really get to know God. Once we do, then He will make our paths straight. This really means that God will guide in the ways that we are to go, and help us along the way. The key, however, is that we have to acknowledge God in ALL of our ways, not just the areas we feel comfortable.
So, not just in Church on Sunday, or during Bible Study, but in every place including at school, the mall, everywhere. Then, God will make our ways straight, which is another way of saying God will make our lives better, and help us out. I don’t know about you, but help from God is always good.
So how to live it out:
Today, as you walk your path, look at the areas where you’re not acknowledging God. For just one day, switch up and acknowledge God in those areas. If that works, then do it again tomorrow, and the next day, and next week, and on and on…
God Bless you now and always!