Proverbs 14:12 Straight Before Me…

Proverbs 14:12 Straight Before Me…

I am pondering this verse today…

“There is a way which seems right to a man

and appears straight before him,

but at the end of it is the way of death.”

Not because I feel that I am going the wrong way — but I desperately do NOT want to go the wrong way. I am alert and my spirit is awake. I am moving forward, but I do not want to move forward outside of God’s will. I want to hold loosely to my own ideas and reasoning and grab a tenacious hold the TRUTH and LEADING of God’s word.

I heed these words found in Proverb 3:5-6 …


As I trust God from the bottom of my heart;

and don’t try to figure out everything on my own.

As I listen for God’s voice in everything I do, everywhere I go;

He’s the one who will keep me on track.

I don’t assume that I know it all.

I RUN to God!

While being inundated with the myriad of voices and torrent of advice that vie for my attention and my follow, I must guard my heart with all diligence and I must remember this…


He will make my paths smooth

and straight before me.

If I seek His will in all I do,

He will show me which path to take.


  • Leigh Ann @ Intentional By Grace

    “I want to hold loosely to my own ideas and reasoning and grab a tenacious hold the TRUTH and LEADING of God’s word”

    I love this! It’s so easy to be led astray by our own thoughts, preferences, and ideals. Thanks for the exhortation to run fast after God!

    • Michele-Lyn

      Leigh Ann,

      Thank you so much! Your words encourage me! I run with you, after God.

      Blessings to you,


  • Denise

    Enjoyed this, bless you.

    • Michele-Lyn


      Thank you so much for your visit and taking the time to say a sweet comment :) It’s only by His grace I walk… all by grace.

      Blessings to you,


  • Pamela

    Learning to run to God first is something I’ve been trying to run first. God always has the answers and encouragement. This was a blessing to me this afternoon.


    • Michele-Lyn


      There are always so many other things trying to distract us and take us away from the One who has ALL the answers and provides everything we have need of. It is by grace, we can run to Him :) Thanks be to God for grace!

      Blessings to you…

  • Joanne Norton

    Following His path, committing to walking step by step holding His hand — ain’t much more important in all of our life time.

    • Michele-Lyn


      Amen and Amen!

      Blessings to you, and I journey with you, in following our God!

  • Barbie

    I was so excited to see that you linked up today. I pray every day for God to make me alive to His council, to the voice of the Holy Spirit. I know there will be days when we head off on the wrong path, but if are listening, we will hear the voice that tells us to turn back. He is faithful. He always leads us safely!

    • Michele-Lyn


      Thank you :) So blessed to be a part of your Sunday community. Speaking of being led — I always think about you on Sunday’s, but I just do not want to post — for the sake of posting and linking. I truly want to be led by Him every time and today, it was time :) He is ALWAYS faithful! Amen!

      Blessings to you, friend, and with love to you,


  • Cindy Hamilton

    You are a wise young woman! Thank you for posting.

    • Michele-Lyn


      Well… I not sure if I should say thank you, so I will just say to God be the glory :)

      Blessings to you…


  • flo

    and to fix our eyes on the Author and Finisher of our faith…

    hi, it’s my first visit and i am captivated by your story.

    • Michele-Lyn


      AMEN! and AMEN! So glad you came for a visit :) It is nice to meet you..


  • Kelli

    Beautiful! Proverbs 5:21 says, “For a man’s ways are before the eyes of the LORD, and he ponders {or make level} all his paths.” We just recently read this verse in our morning worship and it really encouraged us where we are right now in His will.


    • Michele-Lyn


      Thank YOU for that verse! I just looked it up and highlighted it :) God is so good! Thanks for sharing…

      Blessings to you, friend,


  • Kerry

    Great verse to ponder. So many things out in the world. Thanks for the reminder on running to Him! Thanks

    • Michele-Lyn


      These verses help me cling to Him and His ways, when there is offered before, me so many other ways. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts :)

  • Don McAllister

    It does get confusing with so much advice out there. Love this advice to run to Him. Great post, thanks!

    • Michele-Lyn


      Thank you for for saying so and thank you for stopping by!