God has a plan for you – and that plan is good.
‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.’ (Proverbs 3:5-6)
When you become a Christian, certain things become yours. Not only were you cleansed of all past sin and guilt, not only do you receive the gift of eternal life, not only do you have the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit to enable and empower you – but God has become your guide. As your Lord, He works out His purposes in your life, whether you recognize it or not.
This is not automatic, the condition is to ‘in all your ways acknowledge Him.’ That is a disposition of looking to Him, trusting Him and thanking Him as we go about our normal responsibilities. As we do so, He directs our paths, for that is His commitment to us. Our confidence that God is directing our paths does not come from our ability to explain what is going on, but from the fact that we acknowledge and trust Him. Our circumstances are not the evidence we are in the Will of God; it is our relationship with Him that is the evidence.
How do you practically acknowledge God in all your ways?
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