Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
What a promise! He shall direct our paths. Then we are given the steps that lead to this promise.
First I need to trust in the Lord with all my heart. I need to know that He would never do or allow anything that would not be for my good. Romans 8:28. That doesnâ€™t mean that it will not hurt or that it will not be something that makes me uncomfortable or that I don’t like or understand. But I can trust Him.
He will take care of everything. It will all make sense. It will all be right and good. He can be completely trusted. He will allow no accidents in my life.
Second we are to lean not on our own understanding. We think that we are pretty smart. We think we know what is going on. We think we know how to work it out. We think that we are big enough to fix the problem. The truth is that we are not. About all we can do it take our petitions to the Lord. Let Him know what is going on, ask for His help and trust Him. Philippians 4:6-8.
One of the biggest burdens a pastor carries is not understanding this truth. One of the things that makes life and ministry a drudgery is thinking that I can do what I can’t do. I have to obey and trust Him to do the rest.
The third step is to acknowledge Him in all my ways. Let others and myself know that it is God that is doing the work in my life. That He is the one that gets all the honor and glory. We are to talk about Him and look to Him and praise Him in everything.
He should be on our lips at all times. His praise and our thanksgiving to Him should be our hallmark.
Then He will direct our paths. I want that do you. Pretty simple set of verses. Let’s see how we can live out these truths today.