Faith Works: Burn Your Plan B’s

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5)

Is there a harder thing in life to do than this?

fw_350The verse starts out like a cheesy Valentine’s Day card: “I trust in you with all my heart!” In modern language, that has come to mean, “I trust in you a whole bunch.”

What it really means is, “I’m not saving any part of my heart to trust something else in case you don’t come through.” Or, “Yeah, I just torched all my Plan B’s. I’ve got no back-up plan. Your map is the only one I’m following.”

Then the punch line: “Don’t even lean on your own understanding.” Ignore what “feels right” and/or “feels wrong.” Ignore your math worksheet. Ignore your instinct; trust God’s path instead.

Think: If you’ve made a commitment to live this way, how hard are you working to know God’s path for you from his Word? What are some of the things we tend to want to trust instead of God?

Pray: Ask God to help you to trust in him with your whole heart and not to lead on your own understanding.

Do: If you have memorized Proverbs 3:5-6 (or not), write it out on a piece of paper without looking. Peek if you have to, then start again.