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.
You’re supposed to be in charge of your own life, right? You’re supposed to have a plan, right? You’re supposed to be on a path, right? Supposed to have it all mapped out? All figured out, right? Right? Wrong!
There is just too much about our lives that we cannot know. The biggest twists and turns – the things with the biggest consequences – come from things we couldn’t possibly have planned or anticipated. So trying to have a plan for every eventuality is just an exercise in futility – and the shortest way to anxiety, depression, and stress (the bad kind).
God has a better idea. Instead of trying to figure it all out yourself, release your life to Him. It’s not that He doesn’t want you to have a plan – He just wants to help you develop it. See, He has the big picture, and He knows what we do not. And He simply wants you to stop trusting your own instincts, your own intuition, and all that book-learning you’ve got, and trust Him instead.
And when you do that wholly and completely, He promises to guide and direct your every step. And there’s no better guide, no better path-clearer than the One who has already walked out your steps.
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