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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Sunday Snippets: What Could Go Wrong?


Proverbs 3:5-7 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

I apologize for the very late post today--I had my wisdom teeth out on Friday (you can see the aftermath here ;), and have not felt up to doing much over the past couple days. 

These verses are very famous, at least verses 5 and 6 are, and they get talked about a lot. I think this is one of those passages (like John 3:16), that we tend to overlook or undervalue, because we have heard it so many times. Also, verse 7 is almost never included when these verses are quoted. :/

This past week, I faced a big decision, one that will change my everyday life quite a lot if it comes to pass. It was one of those things where I kept praying and praying about it, and eventually had to just step out in faith, do what I can, and pray that if it's God's will for it to happen, He'll line it up for me. 

So many times in life we agonize over choices. Whether it is a move, a job, a health decision, a sacrifice, etc., we tend to overthink things a LOT. Is that trusting in the Lord with all our hearts? Or is that leaning on our own understanding? 

Think about a choice that you are facing, big or small, and let me ask you this: If God wants a certain thing to happen in your life, can you mess it up? Yes, you can. If you are not walking in The Spirit, and are not trying to follow God and His Word, then He is not going to bless you, but rather chastise you, if you're His child. 

However, if you are following verse 7, fearing The Lord and departing from evil, you cannot mess things up!! Isn't that a really comforting thought? When you are walking in the footsteps of The Saviour day by day, you are not going to stop God's will from happening in your life! 

God knows what He is doing. As cliche as that might sound, it is so true. All you can do is pray that He will keep you walking close to Him, and He will lead in every pathway that comes up. Until then just rest in Him! Trust that He has a plan that's way better than anything you can lay out in your own feeble mind! :) 

I realize this post may be a bit disjointed, and again, I apologize...I hope I made at least a little bit of sense. Have a wonderful week, everyone!
Mykaela

4 comments:

  1. Alright,Mykaela,'fess up. Is everyone against me or what? Don't y'all realize how hard it is to ignore this sin of mine of not taking a step on faith when you keep writing devotionals on faith and trusting God? Sheesh! Not only do I have the Holy Spirit and the Bible nagging at me,now my friends are too!

    This is a kind of off-handed way of saying that your posts are hitting the spot,and by that I mean that God is definitely using you, even in your post-wisdom tooth pain,to get ahold of at least this girl. Thank you for helping to keep me on track,even if you didn't know you were!

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    1. I promise I'm not targeting anyone, except myself!! :D I am truly thankful if The Lord has used my words to speak to you, though. So much of the time, I'm totally talking to myself when I write these posts! Stepping on my own toes, so to speak.;) May we both draw closer to Him every day! <3

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  2. This is actually a really good thought! Sometimes we need to be reminded of these simple truths :)

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    1. Exactly! And like I said to Jenny... I basically write this blog to keep myself in line, and keep reminding myself of all these things, haha! :) I am just thankful that God can keep redirecting our hearts when we get distracted. <3

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