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Friday, October 16, 2015

Learning To Depend On God’s Wisdom

In review of Proverbs 3:5-7 it says, “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. Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the LORD and turn away from evil.” (Proverbs 3:5-7, NLT.)

Bottom Line:
Turn your trust to the Lord and not what you think. Seek his will, he promises to show you what to do. Never think you are wiser than you really are, rather fear the Lord and turn away from evil.

What this means to me:
I must remember to always trust the Lord with all my heart and never rely on my own understanding. In all my ways I should submit myself to him, then he will show me the path to take. I shouldn’t try to be wise in my own eyes but rather fear the Lord and shun evil.

Unfortunately, something that often feels right isn’t always the right thing to do. Feelings can feel right but not really be correct. This shows up after I make a quick decision that seemed harmless at the time, but now caused or is causing problems.

This scripture helps point out that to have fewer dead ends or failures in life, I need to hear and take heed on what it is saying, “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. Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the LORD and turn away from evil” (Proverbs 3:5-7 NLT).

To obtain God’s blessing, I need to depend on his wisdom and not on what my feelings or gut says at the time.

To get this wisdom requires that I pray. This is me talking to God, and then letting him talk to me by reading his Word, the Bible.

James also points this out, “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you” (James 1:5, NIV).

I don’t think God wants me making dumb mistakes or to hit dead ends or to experience failure after failure in life. God is for me and wants me to succeed. He wants me to make wise decisions with my time, money and relationships.

Interestingly enough, it’s not as if I’m waiting on him for help, rather, God is just waiting on me. He is always available to give me wisdom and give it generously. I just need to ask.

I need God’s wisdom. Getting his wisdom comes from asking him, via prayer and reading his word. This morning I thank you God for willingly providing me wisdom whenever I need it. I just need to humble myself and ask for it, then take you seriously when you tell me what to do.

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