“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6
Have you ever tried to do a trick and then at the last second decide you aren’t going to fully commit? You pause in the middle of the air end up bailing because you weren’t confident in your ability. You might ride away fine or you might end up breaking a bone. If we don’t commit to Jesus with ALL of our heart we also start to set up our life for the recurring bail. We won’t ever get anywhere and we won’t see any progress in our relationship with Him. What ends up happening if we only give Christ part of our heart is that we end up remaining stagnant in our relationship with Him.
Proverbs 3:5-6 say that we need to trust in the Lord with ALL of our heart. Did you notice how it didn’t say trust in the Lord with some of your heart? The Lord is calling you to trust in Him with everything you have. Are you willing to give God your whole heart?
I encourage you to give the Lord ALL of your heart. This is so hard to do, but I have found it has to be done daily. Wake up each morning and ask God to teach you how to give Him all of your heart. If we are consistently giving ALL of our heart to God we no longer have to worry about the future of the present because in this verse it says if we look to Him; He will make our paths straight. He will lead and guide our life in a way we would have never of dreamed for ourselves. Even though it might seem like He is calling you to do something sketchy you can be confident as you trust in Him. If we decide to trust God will all of our heart we might not know the outcome of our life and it may be quite the ride!
What I do know is that if you give God All of your heart you will live a life filled with peace, joy, excitement. There might be some “sketchy jumps” along the way but He will make your paths straight directing you to where you need to go; and He will give you the ability, strength, and wisdom to do what He has called you to do! Don’t be that person who always second guesses mid-trick! Trust Him with all of your heart and He will lead you where you need to go!
How can you be trusting God more in your day to day life?
Is there anything big in your life that you are trying to overcome on your own strength?
How can you be pointing other people to Christ so they don’t lean on their own understanding?
By Michael Dyck | Capernwray, New Zealand