Friday, November 8, 2013

Trusting your own judgment!

Have you ever asked yourself these questions?  How in the world did I ever get myself into this mess?  What was I thinking?  Why didn’t God warn me?  Why couldn’t He send someone to warn me? 

Every single day we make decisions that will positively or negatively impact our future lives.  Proverbs 3:5-7 says, With all your heart you must trust the Lord, and not your own judgment; always let Him lead you and He will clear the road for you to follow.  Don’t ever think you are wiser than God, but respect the Lord, and stay away from evil. 
Often, we fail to understand that when we do things without God’s blessing and/or approval we find ourselves headed for disastrous consequences.  Everything we do or say passes through God’s book of knowledge and wisdom, whether He approves it or not.  Therefore, wouldn’t you rather have Him bless you, knowing that, He will only provide you with the best outcomes?  Proverbs 16:33 says, We make our own decisions, but the Lord alone determines what happens. 

When we go ahead of God, we are telling Him that His advice is not quiet what we anticipated, that we have things under control, and that we truly know what is best for us.  To put it in other words, we are telling Him that we don’t need Him to tell us how to live our lives. We become our own gods.  Proverbs 19:2 states, It isn't good to be ignorant, and whoever rushes into things misses the mark.  Our impulsive decisions constantly prove they we are weak exposing how selfish we become when we attempt to please our heart's desires.  James 1:14 says, Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away.  
However, when we allow God to be the Master of our lives, He takes it upon Himself to lead, guide, and protect us from hidden traps-from the lies of the enemy. 
David, a faithful servant of the Lord, expresses the protection God bestows upon His faithful people:  

Psalm 23
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness, for His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil;
For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever.
 
And to answer the question above, why couldn’t God send someone to warn us? He did. He sent us His Beloved Son.
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