Do Not Lean on Your Own Understanding

Updated: May 17

5 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.

8 It will be healing to your flesh

and refreshment to your bones.

Proverbs 3:5-8 (English Standard Version)


I have been involved in some sort of ministry for over twenty years. New challenges always present themselves. I often lean on those who are more knowledgeable than I am in any certain area. I claim to be an expert in nothing, but experienced in much. I need to be reminded to give my concerns to the LORD. I do not pray enough. I am so glad that there are prayer warriors out there on my behalf, though. Watching them encourages me to pray more, but also to wait on Him. Relying only on myself, I get things wrong. I will choose the easy way, the least challenging or the one that will give me the least amount of resistance. That is not always what God wants us to do. When I put my trust in Him, He will not steer me wrong. It may not be the easy route, but it is the best way. When I fear the LORD, rather than man, I will not do the wrong thing. When I acknowledge Him with everything I do (Thank you, Lord, for this day), He will give me peace in my decisions and actions. The problems I am currently facing, I must give them to God, allow Him to show me the best course of actions.

LORD, forgive me for bullying ahead before I went to you. I want to rely only on you. My understanding is nothing in comparison to Yours. LORD, you are my amazing and awesome Creator, and I give it all to you, so that you may make my paths straight and steer me from doing evil. Thank you for loving me. Amen.





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