Are there times in your life when you just do not know what to do? There is no clear direction. You have no idea what the next step should be? Perhaps you are going through something like that at this very moment. That is why this article caught your attention. Now and then I come to a point where I do not know what to do with my writing and speaking ministry. Does God want to expand it or move it in an entirely different direction? One thing for sure is that I must continue to be faithful in using the gift He has bestowed upon me. I am reminded of Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” This verse can apply to any circumstance or relationship you are in where you need wisdom beyond your own human abilities.
To not lean upon one’s own understanding means to try not to figure things out. When human wisdom has run its course and you have sought to the best of your knowledge to do the right thing but still are not sure if you have made the right decision, that may be exactly where God wants you. Don’t stop there. Trust God with all of your heart. James 1:5 says, “But if any of you lacks wisdom ask of God, who gives to all people generously and without reproach, and it may be given.” Without “reproach” means you can come to God without fear of Him having a negative view of you.
Acknowledge God with all of your mind, emotions, and will. Recognize that He loves you. He knows the end from the beginning and everything that will happen in between. He knows the best path for your life, and knows how every relationship will pan out in the end. In the middle of all of it, God desires for you to mature into His likeness, to become “conformed to the image of His Son”(Romans 8:29).
Are you struggling right now in some area of your life or relationships? You don’t know what to do next? Let go of your human understanding and seek God’s wisdom. Maybe you are very worried about something and it is causing much anxiety. Apply the words of Philippians 4:6-7: “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God which surpasses all comprehension shall guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” It will “guard your hearts and minds” from making bad decisions.
It is worth repeating: Don’t try to figure things out on your own wisdom. In all your ways acknowledge Him through seeking His wisdom and peace. Be thankful. Pray. Consistently read His word, the Bible. He will direct your paths. What do you need God’s wisdom and peace about right now in your life?