Acknowledge Him: The Key to Directed Paths

Proverbs 3:6
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

There is not one small decision you will make that our Lord does not care about. We would do well to learn the significance of seeking the Lord in everything we do. It is when we do not inquire of the Lord that we get ourselves into trouble! We never seem to notice the impact of any one small decision until at last it has been thrown into the mix of a compilation of other small decisions which were made just as carelessly as the first. Only then do we look back and realize how important it is to pay attention to every detail of our lives, because what we do today, no matter how big or small, is building our future, no matter how good or bad! We do not want to wake up three years down the road with a long string of small bad decisions which all mount up to a big disaster! This is why the Word tells us to acknowledge the Lord in ALL our ways. The truth is, He will guide us every step of the way if we will give Him the chance.

I realize, especially in America, that life is very fast-paced and filled with spur-of-the-moment decisions for the sake of time management; however, we need not be in such a hurry that we cannot wait upon the Lord’s direction in our lives. That would be about like trying to take a road trip from the east coast to the west coast without any prior knowledge of the highway, without a map, compass, GPS system, or even hand-written directions. We might as well admit it, guys…it’s best to ask for directions, especially when it comes to the Lord’s will for our lives!

Many of us have no trouble knowing where we ought to be, or at least knowing where we ought to end up, but it’s the getting there that’s the challenge! How do we get from here to there? That is the question of the day! To be honest, the Christian journey is anything but a cookie-cutter systematic list of perfectly timed do’s and don’ts that works in exactly the same sequence and at exactly the same growth rate for every believer! We all have our own journey, our own experiences, our own unique challenges, and our own growth rates! We should all be headed to the same destination, but not all of us come from the same starting point! That’s why it is imperative that we seek the Lord for every move!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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