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.
Proverbs 14:12 (AMP)
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.