“A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.”
Isn’t it funny how many times throughout our lives we think we have our life all figured out? The job we will have, the person we will marry, the kids we will raise, the house we will live in, and so on, and so on. Too often in our lives we let our heart’s desire guide our way without even consulting the Lord about what He would have us to do.
What does the Bible say about our heart?
In Jeremiah 17:9, we see that our heart is deceitful and desperately wicked.
Can you look back over your life and see how the Lord has directed your steps? That person you thought for sure you would marry…they are now off the deep end. That job you wanted…it would have prevented you from doing what God has called you to do. That disappointment you faced… turns out it prepared you for what the Lord knew you would need later in life.
Sometimes the Lord lets us look at our life from the Shepherd’s point of view, and allows us to see the big picture that God saw from the beginning.
What in your life has the Lord directed you away from?
What has He directed you to?
Our flesh often times thinks that it knows what we need, and always leads us to destruction; but if we follow the Lord and His direction for us, we cannot fail.
Resist the temptation to manipulate and plan for the future you think you want or need. Seek the Lord, and His guidance while placing your life into His hands. His ways are higher than our ways.
Numbers 13-14 | Luke 18 | Psalm 36
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