Thursday, February 23, 2012

God at the Helm

"The mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps."
Proverbs 16:9

There's nothing wrong with making plans, but always we should make them with the knowledge that God may take us in an entirely different direction. If He does, we can be assured that it is for our good. We serve a loving God who wants the best for us. So we prayerfully chart our course with the understanding that God will ultimately steer the ship where He wants it to go. It's exciting to willingly let Him take the helm and find that His destination for us is so much better than the one we had devised . "THE WAYS of a man, we justify them to ourselves, and think that they are necessarily right, but we are liable to be self-deceived. We must employ our sanctified common-sense, or, to adopt the phrase of our text, our heart must seriously and thoughtfully devise our way. First pray for direction; then weigh the pros and cons; then view the matter from the standpoint of trusted friends; see that your eye is single to do only the will of God; be sure that no selfish or evil consideration is allowed to bias or divert you: then make your decision, asking God to block you in whatever would be hurtful, foolish, or perilous. You will not make a mistake if you sincerely and prayerfully adopt these rules." -- F. B. Meyer


  1. Wonderful post! You are invited anytime over to my blog as well. Thanks for sharing!

  2. God's will is always the best, because He knows the whole story from beginning to end.


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