It is a wonder to me (and we all do this) how the plans are all made for the day. You have everything all mapped out, then at the end of the day you wonder why nothing worked out as you planned. Do you know why that is? You missed a very important elementGod. It is more than just bringing God into your day. It's that you made the plans without Him and asked Him to agree with you. When you think about this, it is really foolish because God knows so much more than you do. I sometimes wonder what God must think when plans are made without Him and then we just want His approval. How silly is that?
In my own life, I can just see Him smiling, knowing what is waiting for me around the bends of my day. It's not what He wanted for me, but in my arrogant attitude that I know what is best for me, I blow it every time. He is always right, that unexpected bend in the road was hiding something totally unexpected that I didn't see it coming and it swamps me. God knows best and if I had followed His lead and asked for His direction I probably would have avoided it. You know that the obstacles are what the enemy is throwing out there to trip me up and he does his job very well. I have the bumps and scrapes to prove it. Sometimes my problem is that I still don't see it when I pick myself back up. I wonder why everything went wrong and start complaining to God that He wasn't there when I needed Him.
I know deep down that God cares for me but this would sometimes make me question Him. Was I simply one of the masses and He just didn't have time for me? What a silly thought! The problem was and sometimes still is that I need to ask what He wants for me. Then, I need to be willing to follow His direction. The Word says, "I'm single-minded in pursuit of you; don't let me miss the road signs you've posted."
I can tell you from personal experience, if you will open your heart and mind to God, life will be better. It isn't an easy road, but you have a brilliant spotlight showing you the path. Listen and follow Him and your day will go smoother and you won't be tripped up by Satan himself. God's light has illuminated the enemy himself so you will see him.
PASSAGE: Psalm 119:10 (The Message)
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