Proverbs 3:5-6 in the Message says, “Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all.”
So often, there’s a disconnect for me.
~ I don’t always trust God from the bottom of my heart, because I don’t like to give up control in my life.
~ I try to figure it out on my own, because then I have a better chance of creating the outcome I want.
~ I struggle to listen to God’s voice in everything I do and everywhere I go, because sometimes the world’s voice is so much louder. It responds quicker. And I’m impatient.
~ It’s hard to believe He will keep me on track, because so many times I’ve been derailed. And while I have to “own it” and take responsibility for going my own way, sometimes I get mad at God for not stopping me.
~ And truth be told, I so often DO assume I know it all. I’m pretty sure I’m brilliant and have life figured out. I’ve earned a billion different degrees from the School of Hard Knocks, and feel confident I have the answers.
So, this verse messes with me.
It messes with the tangles I hold tightly because those knots are “the way it’s always been” … and sometimes we like the familiar. Right?