Google+ 05/12/13 The Road Less Traveled!

Proverbs 3:5-6


Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.


While I already have a life verse from Joshua, if I were going to choose another one, it could very well be our Scripture today!  Let's consider this statement in a way we may never have previous to today.  Do we really trust in the Lord with all of our hearts?  Are we comfortable turning our entire life over to Him and saying what Jesus did in the Garden of Gethsemane?  Sometimes we say things, casually, that I really don't think we support with our actions.  If we are to trust in God with all our hearts, then we will not depend on our own understanding.  Regardless of how smart we may think we are, we are no match for the understanding of God.  We must spend every waking hour searching for and discerning His will for our lives.  If we do not do this, we will always be taking the wrong path.  As a minister, I often encounter the "woe is me" syndrome in people.  In love, I have to answer questions that I would really rather avoid.  The most popular one is "Why do these bad things always happen to me?"  As a popular book stated several years ago, "Bad things do happen to good people."  Satan is in the world and uses us as his prey whenever he can.  On the other hand, many of the "bad" things that people are asking about, are created by our inability to discern and stay in God's will.  If we are not in fellowship with God, we are inviting Satan to turn our lives into his playground.  Many ugly situations could simply be avoided by listening to God and choosing the right path, the first time!  I have often said that, through the Holy Spirit, we generally know when we are about to execute something that will be out of God's will.  The world calls this "having a guilty conscience."  It is not.  It is the Holy Spirit speaking to us and saying "Don't do that!"  So, trust in the Lord will all your heart and do not rely on your own understanding.  Look God in the face today and proclaim, "Thy Will be Done!"  You will end up on the right path which will be "The Road Less Traveled!"