God’s Way

Proverbs 3:5-6    NLT Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. 

This direction from Solomon seems simple and straightforward. When we read it we are encouraged that if we depend on God He will show us the path or direction we need to take.  The challenge for us is not in trusting Him, seeking Him or even seeing the path He provides for us. The hardest part is to not depend on our own understanding. We have become a very independent society and our culture supports the highest levels of independence. In that image of life, we see ourselves providing for our every need and often after reading a scripture we fall back into the day to day  lives we are living without taking God with us. Whether we intended it our not we shut God out of our minds and in effect disconnected our lives from His purpose for us. God will not force Himself on anyone as he wants a close relationship that is sought by us. If we decide to go a different way He may very well say “Ok, Have it Your Way” so we can learn the hard way to not only trust and seek Him but also to follow His direction rather than ours.