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Friday, July 19, 2013

Stop Trying to See the Future, Learn to Rely on God

In summary of Psalm 25:9 it says, “He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.”

Bottom Line:
He leads the humble in doing right, teaching them his way.

What this means to me:

If I am humble (set aside my pride) and admit that I need a guide, God will guide me in what is right and will teach me his will.  This is a tug and pull process as I don’t always want to follow anyone else. I’m conditioned to going my own way.  I often get prideful in not wanting to admit I need direction. Sheep, by nature, tend to wander off the path. The Prophet Isaiah says, “All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own” (Isaiah 53:6a NLT).  Another thing about sheep is that they have poor vision. They can’t see very far ahead. That’s why they need a shepherd. God made me so that you would not be able to see into the future no matter how much I tried. God did this so that I would depend on him.  Proverbs 14:12 says, “There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death” (NIV). I’ve all made decisions that at the time seemed right but later on turned out to be wrong. Some paths will lead to dead ends and get me off track. That’s why I need to admit, “God, I need help” on a daily basis.