“Trust in and rely confidently on the Lord with all your heart and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know and acknowledge and recognize Him, and He will make your paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block your way]” Proverbs 3:5-6, Amplified
For the past few days I’ve heard God whisper to my heart, “Don’t lean to your own understanding.” It’s as though He is re-teaching me this truth. While wondering what to do about a situation, I said, “Lord, I don’t know what to do.” He then told me to make a phone call, and when I did, that one phone call led to God’s favor.
So often we rely on our understanding and the information we’ve gathered, and we fall short of God’s blessings. We must know that God cares about every detail in our lives. He cares about everything that concerns us and wants to lead us to the blessing He has waiting for us. He wants us to walk in His favor, not just experience it every now and then. But it’s up to us to follow His wisdom, His whispers, and His peace. It’s up to us to not lean on our own understanding and what we think, but listen to Him.
He only desires to bless you.
Prayer: Father God, thank You for giving me a deeper understanding of Your heart for me. You love me and only desire to bless me. You want me to walk in Your favor everyday of my life. Forgive me for every time I leaned on my own understanding. Help me understand more fully this truth. Help me pay attention to Your whispers to my heart and follow You. I want Your results, not my own. I thank You, In Jesus’ name, Amen.
(Read Jeremiah 29:11-13; James 1:5)