Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. – Proverbs 3:5-6, KJV
This is one of the first passages I ever remember learning. I could recite it in my sleep, as could many other people, I’m sure. The meaning is so simple to understand: trust God completely, and he will show you what to do.
Easier said than done.
So far, the thing I want most to do with my life is be a missionary. But is that what God wants me to do? Will he give me some magical revelation one day as to how my life will play out? Will he give me a miraculous sign about my college major? I don’t know. I just have to trust in the Lord with all my heart, and lean not unto my own understanding.
In my Sunday school class, we have been talking about this. The Bible doesn’t specifically say, “Shae, thou shalt do A, B, and C and that is God’s will for your life.” But my teacher told us to do the things God does say specifically to do with all our might, and God will make clear what his will is in time. That’s a tall order, but it’s easier than pondering some nebulous master plan. So I’ll just have to wait. And in the meantime, try to be like Jesus.
What has God taught you about his will?
What verse would you like me to do?
Btw, thanks for this suggestion, Noah! It was interesting to see the familiar passage in a new light.