Avoiding Detours

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“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6

Have you ever got off the interstate to get gas, coming from a late event? It’s late, dark and you can barely see the signs, so you make what appears to be the right turn to get back on the interstate; but you soon see it’s not where you need to be. But instead of accepting a mistake is made you keep on going making the assumption it will take you where you need to be.

 

So you continue and the road you are traveling on turns from the interstate.  Now it’s very dark and now  you are on a dirt road. You get frustrated finally accepting you made the wrong turn initially and turn around; losing valuable time.

It is easy to make assumptions about the path we are on. If God’s Spirit has not enlightened our reasoning, we are inclined to make the wrong choices. Our choices seem right at the time, but later we discover these choices have led us away from God because they were based on our own reasoning.

Acknowledge God in all your ways today. Lean completely on Him to reveal His direction for your life. If you do so, He will direct you to the desired destination He has for you.