Explore God: October 30, 2015

Proverbs 3:5, Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.

Romans 12:2, Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—His good, pleasing and perfect will.

Knowing God’s will for you is possible. It simply requires that you discern your unique gifts, passions, and even your needs. If you were to set out on a long journey this weekend you would not head off without knowing which direction to go. If you did do that, you would find yourself driving down dead-end roads, making wrong turns and wasting a lot of time traveling in the wrong direction. In the same way, many of us experience the same frustration in life. We wish we knew what direction to pursue; we wish that God would just tell us where to go.
However, the Bible does provide a road map. Read these words in Proverbs 3:5-6, “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.”

Granted, the Bible does not tell you which career to pursue or whom to marry, but it does equip you to make good choices about your career and marriage.  Do not forget the requirements that we have to trust God, submit to His will for our life, and then believe that He will make our paths straight.

Think about it, and have a great weekend.

John Mark Caton, Ph.D