TRUST THE LORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART
Proverbs 3:5-6 New International Version (NIV)5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
ADVICE ~ I will admit that not everyone has good advice. People try to tell us how to things and we can either listen or get frustrated. The Bible speaks of working out your own salvation, but it speaks of it with fear and trembling. What? Yes, we must trust the Lord with all our hearts, but also guard our hearts. Not everyone that comes into our lives is meant for us.
I was speaking to someone in their 30's and sharing what my life was life then. I trusted too many people and I thought they were right. Financially we trusted in wrong words of people we knew and we didn't research things ourselves. In later years, it has brought some frustration to my heart and I had to learn to let it go. Each of us have our own choices and decisions to make in life. We can not really blame others when we can research things ourselves. But what if we don't know things and we just believe someone? It happens and then we learn from things. We can become better or bitter in life.
Choosing to believe in God is another choice. I trust the Lord with all my heart and yes, there are times when I must not lean to my own understanding. I was asked last week this, "but how do you know the Bible is true and there is a God?" I simply replied because I have asked him into my heart and I know just he is real. I've seen miracles, I read stories of victories in life and it's something that just is real to me. I read his name on the back of every dollar and coin of our money. God makes himself real to us when we release our doubts and fears.
God has shown me personally miracles. That's enough and there are time when I wondered when I was younger, but as I have gotten older, there is no wonder. I stand stronger today in faith than ever and I've seen too much to doubt. Ask God into your heart and start the process of change. We must let go of somethings and move forward in life on all things. Don't allow doubt to hold you back, but freedom to push you forward.
It's a new day and my prayers are with you, your family and friends. Trust the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding! Even in relationships and friendships, if the person is right for you, then make a decision to change it.