Proverbs 20:24 says, Since The Lord is directing our steps, don’t try to figure out everything that happens along the way.” We can take that verse several ways. One way would be to sit back, do nothing, and let life happen to us. But notice in the verse it says ‘steps’. Steps is an action word, so my belief is that we must take steps to grow and improve our lives, trusting that God is guiding us to where He wants us to be. Working to advance, improve and grow our lives really is the easy part. Trusting in something we cannot see is the real challenge here. You know, it’s easy to say “God is in charge”, or, “God has a plan”. But how many of us believe that? I have doubts sometimes. I do! And I’m a Believer! Yet, when I take an honest review of my life, I see clear, irrefutable evidence that God had me, guided me and protected me the whole time. To me that is comforting, to know that The Creator of the universe is guiding me. All I have to do is surrender my life to God’s will, and I have to participate. Life is not a spectator sport…it’s a full-on battle. But by surrendering and trusting, I become a conqueror!
I challenge you to fully surrender your will and your life to God. Let’s let Him take us places we have only dreamed about!
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Very eloquently written! In times of doubt, the Lord will remind me of past victories that He has brought me through. In essence, why would He leave us now if He’s always been there in the past? Total surrender means total trust, even if the outcome doesn’t go our way.
John, This is one of the best Seeking Grace blogs you have posted to date. I am going to enjoy forwarding it to many of my friends. Thanks for the insights. Sometimes the simplest of truths are so hard to see.
Well said my friend!!