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Sunday, July 23, 2006

Avoiding Detours

Proverbs 3:5-6 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.

I turned off the interstate to get gas for my car. As I turned onto the road, I looked for the entrance ramp to get back on the interstate. It was dark and I couldn't see any signs. I made a turn to the right that seemed to be the turn I needed to make. I could see the interstate was next to the road. As I continued down this road, the interstate was on my left. It soon became obvious it wasn't the entrance road but rather a frontage road. I assumed it would take me to the next interchange. However, the road soon turned away from the interstate. It grew darker and darker. The road became a dirt road. I realized I was not going to get to the interstate on this road. Being a bit frustrated that I had made the wrong turn, I turned around and went back, losing valuable time.

It's easy to make assumptions about the path we're on. If God's Spirit has not made our reasoning clear, then we're inclined to make the wrong choices. Our choices seem right at the time, but later we discover these choices have led us away from God because they were based on our own reasoning.

Acknowledge God in all your ways today. Lean completely on Him to reveal His direction for your life. If you do this, He'll direct you to the destination He has in storefor you. Just learn to trust His ways, not yours.

Learning along the way
Pastor Mike


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