Friday, February 22, 2013

Let God Direct Your Steps

"A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps."
Proverbs 16:9 (NKJV)

We all have goals, plans, dreams, and desires.  The saddest people in life are the people who have no goals, plans, dreams, and desires.  The next saddest group of people in life is the people with frustrated goals, plans, dreams, and desires.  So then the question we could ask is, "How do we make these things that we want in life become a reality?"  The book of Proverbs in the Bible is a book filled with wisdom from God; God knows the best way to do everything!  If we want to succeed in life we have to do things God's way.

We may find some temporary success and victory by figuring things out on our own, but for true long term success we have to allow God to direct our steps.  We can have some plans and desires in our heart but how they come to pass is best left in God's hands.  By that I don't mean that we sit idly by and just wait for something to happen.  What I do mean is that when we have some goals, plans, dreams, and desires we go to God with them and allow Him to give us direction in how we can make our dreams a reality.

Too often people get in a hurry to do something because they have a great idea.  We can have many plans in our heart that may never come to pass if we try to make it happen our way and in our time.  We need to allow God to show us His timing and His methods to bring to pass the things that we have in our heart because the majority of the time they coming from Him.  If what we have in our heart is not coming from God at all then it is extra wise to talk to God about that and let Him show us the difference between our desires and His desires.  God will give us goals, plans, dreams, and desires and if we allow Him to guide our steps He will lead us in the way that will help bring all of those things to pass.

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